Governor Nasir El-Rufai has visited communities in Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna state where 66 people were allegedly killed.
The governor visited the communities on Saturday, February 16 alongside some of his aides.
Also in company of the governor were security operatives.
Legit.ng had reported that Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai pleaded with the Fulani community not to engage in reprisal attacks after 66 of their members were killed in Kajuru Local government area of the state.
The governor, who made the plea in Kajuru on Saturday, February 16, during a meeting with various stakeholders, said killings have become incessant in Iri axis, including Kuturo, Unguwar Barde, Maro gida among other areas in the local government.
“I know it’s the Fulani’s that are most affected in this crisis as over a hundred people have been killed but as Muslims, we have been advised to forgive, to be patient as God avenges every evil.
“You must not take the laws into your hands by killing anybody as you are likely to harm innocent people. Allow the security to do their work please”.
The governor alleged that some elders in the communities were responsible for the killings having provided weapons to the youths who carried out the attacks.
” I am always disheartened each time I visit Kajuru and sincerely am tired of this situation, because the elders know those involved in the killings and have refused to fish them out.
“Maybe when government and the security agencies withdraw support from your communities, you will know our worth and do the needful.
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“I have also asked the council chairman not to bail any leader who will be arrested in connection with the menace. Nobody is above the law, hence, culprits must be prosecuted, if guilty,” El-Rufai stressed.
The governor called on the youths to stop the unnecessary killings in the area, warning that anyone of them caught would also face death penalty.
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