A group of Fulani youths, Saturday stormed the Nahwai festival celebration of the Butura people in Bokkos Local Government Area with ecstatic martial art dances.

The performers appeared in Fulani native attire, with local shakers strapped around their ankles.

Energetically stamping their feet in a typical Fulani dance to produce a sizzling sound with the shakers strapped to their feet, the performers sang in Fulfulde to a Fulani cultural instrumental.

Sharing the dancefloor with the group as visiting performers were cultural troupes from Plateau's Ngas, Goemai, Mupun, Mwagavul and Jarawa ethnic groups.

Horse riders from the Berom ethnic group also shared the dancefloor with warrior-style displays.

Present at the event were Commander of the Military Task Force in Plateau State, Maj. Gen. Augustine Agundi, the Director General of the Plateau State Peace Building Agency, Mr. Joseph Lengman and a host of other dignitaries from the state and national levels.

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, represented at the event by his Commissioner for Economic Planning, Mr. Sylvester Wallamko appealed for peaceful coexistence among citizens, for development to thrive in the State.

Village Head of Butura, Engr. (Dr.) John Mallo also sued for unity and forgiveness particularly among the Butura people for the community to grow.

According to him, the cultural festival was organized to rekindle the values of the Butura people which include togetherness and respect for tradition.

This comes months after series of reported clashes between Fulani herders and local farmers leading to several deaths and destructions in parts of the State, Bokkos LGA included.

Whether the somewhat reunion festival marks the beginning of reconciliation and renewed relationships between the two groups however, only time will tell.