By Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos.

To mark the World Peace Day, the Nigeria Peace Corps Plateau State Command, on Thursday walk around the city of Jos with placards with inscriptions calling for harmonious living between the various communities in the State.

The walk tagged "WakaForPeace", is aimed at addressing the recent reprisal attack by the Hausa community in Jos against the Igbo tribe as a result of the on going agitation for secession in the Southeast.

Speaking to newsmen, the State Commandant, Plateau Peace Crops, Patriot Sunday Joseph, said that Nigerians should resolve to live in peace irrespective of the geographic location where they found themselves.

The Commandant blamed the current face off in Jos and Bukuru areas in Plateau as a result of the fake information circulating on the social media. 

He said that mischief makers should not plunge the country into unnecessary crisis calling on government to put mechanism in place to regulate the activities on the social media. 

Joseph noted that the calls for the reign of peace in Plateau has come at no better time than now, saying that, “the Plateau peace walk project is our own way of adding our voice to preaching peace in Nigeria and particularly, in Jos and Bukuru area. 

"We all know that today marks the International Peace Day all over the world and we use the same opportunity to call for peace in the state and Nigeria at large".

The Commandant added, “may we all embrace peace and unity to enable us to fight recession in Nigeria; we also want to use the medium to encourage the government of the day to embrace dialogue in her quest to bringing peace to the country".

He said in the future, the Peace Walk will also features a freedom concert that will parade top talents and entertainers from the Plateau. 

Our correspondent reports that the International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day which holds across the world today was brought into being by United Nations Resolutions in 1981 and 2001 and each year, hundreds of students take part in a student observance of Peace Day at the United Nations which includes Messengers of Peace.