Kaduna government vows to continue peace building efforts

Asma'u Halilu

Kaduna State Government says the killings  in Kigam, Ungwan Rimi, Ungwan Magaji, all in Kauru Local Government Area of the state, will not disrupt peace-building in the area.

It condemned the perpetrators, condoled those affected and also ordered emergency relief for survivors. 

“The government sympathizes with families that lost their loved ones and properties. The Governor prays for the repose of their souls and wishes those that sustained injuries speedy recovery.

In a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, who is Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s spokesman, it read that, government will reinforce the urgency of peace-building and enhance security in the area as a result of the sad events.

These killings are a barbaric conduct by people who are opposed to peaceful and harmonious living by communities, and as a government, we will keep pursuing peace-building, resolving conflicts through dialogue between communities as a panacea for sustainable peace and development in the affected area,” it stated.

The statement added that the State Security Council had received preliminary reports of the attacks and ordered a full scale investigation into the matter and directed that measures be taken to curtail threats to peace in the area.

“However, government has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide with immediate effect relief materials to the displaced persons in the communities and also evacuate all wounded persons for medication with immediate effect.

The governor has assured citizens of  government’s efforts to demonstrate practical political will to resolve conflicts and intensify its peace building process,” the statement concluded.