- More efforts are ongoing to ensure lasting peace in the restive southern Kaduna area
- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has received a report from a committee to unravel all the root causes of the crisis
- The report specifically focused on clashes in Kajuru, Kachia and Chikun local government areas of the state between 2017 and 2019
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Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday, September 3 received the report of the judicial commission of inquiry into the incessant communal clashes that have claimed several lives in southern Kaduna.
The report specifically focused on clashes in Kajuru, Kachia and Chikun local government areas of the state between 2017 and 2019.
This was revealed in a statement sent to journalists by the media aide to the governor, Muyiwa Adekeye.
The statement disclosed that the governor thanked the 10-member commission for their hard work and contributions toward resolving the issues in the troubled areas and pledged that the government would study the report and consider its recommendations.
Governor El-Rufai constituted the 10-member commission led by Justice Isa Aliyu in April 2019.
The commission’s mandate was to investigate, ascertain and identify the immediate and remote causes of all disturbances in the areas between 2017-2019.
They were also tasked with the mandate to identify individuals and traditional and religious institutions and other associations that might have contributed to the disturbances and recommend further action.
They were further mandated to determine and establish the extent of loss of lives and property and other forms of damage caused during the disturbances and identify the perpetrators for further action by the government.
The report of the commission was received on the same day Governor El-Rufai inaugurated a platform called the 'House of Kaduna Family.'
According to the governor, this 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 the two main religions as peaceful, law-abiding citizens.
“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 said.
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.
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