Nigeria: Kaduna Begins Inter-Faith Peace Moves After Killings

Nigeria: Kaduna Begins Inter-Faith Peace Moves After Killings

Daily Trust – The Kaduna State government yesterday began an inter-faith peace building initiative involving traditional rulers across the state following the recent killing of over 100 villagers in Kaura LGA.

Traditional rulers from all the religions started a two-day retreat organized by the government at the Lugard Hall to devise a community-based security and peace-building method of addressing the security problem including killings and thefts.

Over 100 villagers including women and children were murdered by gunmen recently. Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero said the retreat was part of a multi dimensional approach to security and peace building.

He decried the dangerous trend of wanton destruction of lives and property in the state in particular and the nation at large, saying it was high time to halt the ugly trend through collaborative efforts of stakeholders at all levels.

Yero said it was unfortunate that some persons find pleasure in taking human lives without justification, adding: “We need to know why people are now killing fellow humans the way they kill ants. People talk about differences in tribe or religion as the cause of what is happening, but we had all these differences in the past and we lived in peace. So why can’t we live in peace now? We need to find out what has gone wrong.”

He advised the traditional rulers to avoid prejudice.

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