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Sultan calls for immediate cessation of violence in Kaduna

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar II says killing of people, especially children, in southern Kaduna must stop.

Renewed violences in the area has seen hundreds of people killed in recent days.

The Sultan stated this at the Executive Committee meeting of Northern Traditional Council in Kaduna on Monday, conveyed to deliberate on issues affecting development of the region, southern Kaduna conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said traditional and religious leaders must come to together and speak with one strong voice.

Federal and Kaduna State Governments should also collaborate to bring an end to the mayhem in Kaduna, stressing that “enough is enough.”

Traditinal rulers in southern Kaduna know what it takes to bring peace in the region, “I want to hear from them; how do we go about it, how we can help one another and help the government of Kaduna State to bring peace”, he said.

The Sultan said a paper would be developed at the end of the meeting on ways to end violence in the region.

Governor Nasiru Elrufai said the state government was opened to the guidance and advices of traditional rulers, “especially from traditional leaders in Southern Kaduna”.

It would help in having permanent peace in the state, the governor added.

AMINU DALHATU

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