Alhaji Samaila Yombe, the deputy governor of Kebbi, has pleaded for peace and reconciliation between rival communities, Kwaddage and Kwakware, in the Suru local government area of the state, adding that they stand to gain nothing by resorting to violence.
The Kebbi state government has urged the people of Kwaddage and Kwakware communities in Suru local government areas of the state to live in peace with one another to encourage growth and development.
The deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, made the call when he visited the two communities on Friday, July 6.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the deputy governor’s visit followed a communal clash that occurred between the two communities on Wednesday, July 4.
Yombe, who expressed concern over the crisis, emphasised the need for peaceful coexistence amongst the different communities in the area.
He said: “What can we gain in fighting ourselves? We have security agencies all over the place to protect your lives and property. If you have any complaint of misunderstanding among yourselves report to them as they are here for you.”
The deputy governor also advised the people of the two villages to embrace peace and avoid anything that could cause disharmony among them. "No society can develop without peace and harmony,” he said.
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The commissioner of police in the state, Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim, reaffirmed his command’s commitment to restore peace to the affected communities. He called on the people to be law abiding for the progress of their respective areas.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state had survived a legal action against his administration after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed a suit challenging the election that brought him to power.
Legit.ng gathered Justice Ahmed Mohammed when delivering the ruling on Friday, June 29, dismissed the suit filed by Anthony Itanyi and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to remove Governor Bagudu for lacking merit.
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