The Tor Tiv and Chairman, Benue State Council of Chiefs, James Ayatse, has decried the communal clashes between Shitile and Ikyurav-tiev communities, in Katsina-Ala Local Government, Concise News reports.
In a statement, the Benue State monarch urged all parties to end their fight and embrace peace.
He noted that the rising crime wave in the Sankara axis is inimical to the development of the state.
This is as he lauded Governor Samuel Ortom and security agencies for their prompt action in tackling the fracas.
The monarch condoled with the families of those affected by the clashes in the area and prayed to God to comfort them.
In a related development, Concise News had reported that the Benue State Government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Katsina-Ala town as part of measures to restore peace to the crisis-ridden areas.