The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, on Sunday dispelled reports of rising tension between his state and Gombe State over the recent discovery of crude oil deposits in border communities in the two states.
Governor Mohammed was reacting to a call made by some elders in Gombe for President Muhammdu Buhari to intervene in a lingering tension between the two states over ownership of oil wells.
However, Mohammed, who spoke at a function organised by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi to celebrate the 2019 Eid-el-Maulud in Bauchi, insisted that the story was not true.
He said: “As far as we are concerned, there is no conflict or tension between Bauchi and Gombe States over oil discovery in border communities of the two states.
“The two states remain the same entity, Gombe was carved out of Bauchi, we are brothers and sisters if the oil is discovered in any of the border communities we are all the same.”
According to the governor, those insinuating the conflict were enemies of progress.
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