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ON BEHALF OF JAMES SARKI: The Fantswam Foundation submission echoes loudly the tragic setbacks for disadvantaged communities gasping on the wheels of regeneration. The affected communities have enjoyed a long history of harmony and peaceful coexistence premised on mutual trust.
Prio to the violent eruptions and massive displacements, the people's entrenched economic practices have remained essentially symbiotic , with diverse opportunities for a prosperous future. But the current ugly existential curve points to agonizing gaps exerxabated by failures in diversity management. Similar to other conflict zones especially in Central Nigeria, the intractable fault lines are rooted in identity crises, religion and ethnicity.
In the history of it's existence, this is the fist time ever, the entire population has been wrecked by such appalling human catastrophe. Palpable fear and distrust now pervades the settlements. Sporadic attacks, ruthless pillage, rape and maiming persist. And this in turn is stiffling subsistence economic activities, especially farming.
In all dimensions, the overall situation presents a horrendous humanitarian crises desiring urgent interventions. The terrain is sinking deeper into senseless cycles of vengefu cravings, with hurting victims' relations or groups looking undeterred in the absence of strategic healing process.
It is indeed a painful irony to observe that the discontent and undercurrents of the nation's political struggles have inadvertently instutionalised governance deficit. Regrettably in our clime, religion and ethnicity have been so manipulated, and now being deployed as portent weapons of mass destruction!
Suddenly, the wild wind of toxic politics has usharred in divisions fast bedeviling the hitherto peaceful Southern Kaduna enclave. Years of deprivation and resentment, coupled with youth unemployment now find expressions in mutual distrust, hate, violent conflict and its attedant dislocations.
The Professor John Dada's proposition stands out as profound innovation such that would catalize reconciliation, reintegration, freedom; sustain peaceful coexistence as well as reactivate productive energies for enhanced livelihoods. The vast human and natural endowments that is the pride of the communities would be leveraged to accelerate sustainable development going forward.
The submission is a worthy and timely intervention that seeks to rebuild broken bridges, without which the communities might descend further into the dreadful league of ungoverned spaces.....James Sarki

Thanks Uchenna, your comments are from someone with empathy and deep understanding of the crisis we are facing in Nigeria. Much asppreciated