Governor Nasir El-Rufai has reaffirmed the firm support of Kaduna State Government for the ongoing community-level peace processes in Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a local government areas.
The governor said this when he hosted the Agwatyap, Dominic Gambo Yahaya, encouraged traditional rulers and community leaders involved in promoting peace, not to be discouraged by the disruptions of those who prefer the perpetuation of conflicts.
A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, on Wednesday, the Agwatyap met the governor to brief him on the recent challenges confronting the peace process in Zangon-Kataf.
“At the meeting which was attended by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the Agwatyap disclosed that leaders across the communities in the area are working together to stop the renewed instances of violent attacks on some villages,” Adekeye said.
The traditional ruler said he was working with his council members to clarify and resolve the circumstances of the disappearance of three community leaders.
The statement recalled that Ardo Pate Usman Kurmi (Wakilin Fulani Atyap), Ardo Muhammadu Anchau and Yakubu Muhammadu have been missing since joining a team of community leaders to resolve a dispute involving a farmer whose crops were destroyed by cattle.
Adekeye said the governor expressed dismay “by the resurgence of attacks that have resulted in the loss of lives and property, but told the Agwatyap that troops of Operation Safe Haven and other security agencies are working to contain the recent upsurge.”