By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
In a bid to end the incessant attacks and killings in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the Local Government Security Council held an emergency meeting to review the prevalent security challenges bedevilling the LG with the view of taking further action in order to proffer solutions to the lingering attacks.
This was contained in a statement made available to by the Executive Chairman, Kajuru LGA, Hon. Cafra Boaz Caino, who symphasized with the Kajuru people saying as a council, it is their duty to safeguard lives and property of every citizen and that they are doing all they can to achieve this using various approaches.
The meeting was held on May 21, 2020 with some resolutions made, which include an appeal to aggrieved parties to lay down their arms and toe the path of peace and dialogue. A resolve to tackle the challenges locally to resolve the conflict. To continually engage in due consultations with the aggrieved parties to end conflicts.
The reactivation of the Kajuru Truth & Reconciliation Committee (KTRC). All individuals, groups and associations fanning the embers of hate should desist forthwith. And a call on media to avoid fake news and to adopt balanced reportage.
The Council commended the Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s decision to form a reconciliatory committee led by Rt. Hon. Umar Yakubu Barde, supported by Rt. Hon. Samuel Tanko Ubankato and Hon. Cafra Boaz Caino, who are elected representatives of the people.
The governor tasked them with the responsibility of finding an end to the hostilities and asked them to come up with recommendations and solutions to end the conflicts on May 31.
Caino appreciated individuals and groups that have been of assistance to the victims, he prayed for God’s blessings on them.
“In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind’. We are however not blind because humanity lives within us and posterity will forever remain with us.
“Kajuru can be all we want it to be, if we focus on rewriting our history together,” Caino concluded.