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The Nanumba North District Security Committee (DISEC) has started organising peace talks in Nanumba and Konkomba communities to appeal to the people to remain calm and stop moving away from their communities because of the insecurity situation in the district.
Mr. Salifu Saeed, Nanumba North District Chief Executive in an interview with newsmen, said at one of such peace talks at Bincheratanga, the DISEC appealed to Nanumbas and Konkombas not to do anything to jeopardise the prevailing peace in the area.
He said some people in the communities had started evacuating their belongings, including farm produce from the area for fear of a possible out-break f a conflict between the Nanumbas and Konkombas.
He said DISEC's mission of organising such talks was to assure the people of their safety and the protection of their belongings to give them a "sigh of relief" to enable them to go about their businesses without fear or intimidation.
Mr. Saeed said the insecurity situation in the district had scared many people, especially teachers who had started withdrawing their services from the classroom.
He appealed to Parent/Teacher Associations and community leaders to ensure that teachers' lives were protected to encourage them to go back to the classroom to teach the children, who he said, were the future leaders of the country.
The DCE warned that the security personnel deployed in the district would deal drastically with any person or group of persons found with offensive weapons.
Mr. Saeed said peace was required to enhance the development of the district and urged leaders of the two ethnic groups to play their roles well and participate in the talks to ensure a sustainable peace in the area.
He pointed out that ensuring durable peace should be the concern of all and appealed to politicians to stay away and allow the leaders of the two ethnic groups to address their concerns amicably.
Mr. Thomas Donkor Ogajah, Nanumba South District Chief Executive was among members of the DISEC who toured the communities.