- Concrete steps are being taken in Kaduna state to ensure everlasting peace
- Governor Nasir El-rufai is leading the charge by bringing religious leaders together on one platform
- The platform is called 'House of Kaduna Family' and it is made up of notable religious leaders in the state
Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-rufai has inaugurated a platform called the 'House of Kaduna Family.'
According to the governor, the platform is for leaders of faith to dialogue, interact and assume collective responsibility for messages that assist people of faith to live up to the highest ideals of our two main religions as peaceful, law-abiding citizens.
The move comes as the state continues to struggle with a constant ethno-religious crisis.
Speaking at the inauguration, El-rufai said: “The decision to gather leaders of faith in a joint endeavour for peace and harmony in our state reflects our belief that religion does not have to divide.
“It is our view that the diversity of faith can be a vehicle for unity when adherents respect the right of every human being to life, liberty and livelihood, as creatures of God.”
He lamented that since 1987 when Kaduna witnessed a major religious clash, repeated instances of violent conflict since then have inclined many of the state's citizens to construct their positions on religious and ethnic lines.
He thanked all the leaders who agreed to serve in the committee and assured them of his government's support in their decisions.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Kaduna branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Ibrahim Bayero Zango says southern Kaduna does not belong to a particular ethnic group.
Zango who is the director of media and publicity of the association stated that all ethnic groups, including Hausa/Fulani, are being killed in the area.
According to him, the root cause of the violence in the area is because the people are divided along religious and political lines.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos state area unit, on Tuesday, August 18, urged the authorities to end the killings in Southern Kaduna.
Miftahudeen Thanni, president of the group, stated this while answering questions from journalists at a press conference to address some national issues.
He called on both the federal government and Kaduna state government to fish out whoever is perpetrating the evil going on in southern Kaduna and to put an end to it.
Southern Kaduna Killings: Part 2 | Legit TV