Gombe and Yobe State Governments have demarcated their boundaries following a joint meeting of its officials which ended peacefully in Gombe.
Gombe, Yobe define boundary peacefully
A communiqué signed after the meeting by the Deputy Governors of both States, Charles Iliya and Abubakar Aliyu for Gombe and Yobe States respectively on Wednesday 19th September, 2018 stated that the entire Gombe/Yobe interstate boundary is therefore conclusively defined.
The Yobe State Deputy Governor was however represented by Alhaji Baba Ali Muhammad, Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs, Yobe State.
The statement also reads, “that the two State Governments, Border Local Government Areas and the respective traditional authorities have committed themselves to peaceful coexistence and relationship amongst the border communities of the two States”.
They urged the Federal Government to ensure the physical demarcation of the boundary on ground latest by the first quarter of 2019.
Earlier, during the opening ceremony, Gombe State Deputy Governor, Charles Iliya, said the meeting was in furtherance of the efforts of the resolutions reached during its meeting in Damaturu, the Yobe State Capital in January 2018.
He urged participants at the meeting to discuss the issues passionately so that the good relationship existing between the two States will be cemented having been known to share common history and culture.
Director General of the National Boundary Commission, Dr. Mohammed Bose Ahmad in his remarks, commended the commitment of the two States and the affected traditional authorities and the Local Governments that have resulted in the impressive accomplishment recorded.
Gombe State shares a common boundary with Yobe State on it’s Northern flanks which has been in dispute in recent times.