Nigeria's former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar and a group of notable Nigerians have moved to end the circle of communal violence in Southern Kaduna.
The delegation includes Archbishop of Abuja John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (rtd) and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto.
The meeting which held in Kafanchan, Jema’a local government area and Kagoro in Kaura local government area of Kaduna State on Thursday, January 26, was attended by religious clerics, traditional rulers and community groups.
Abubakar, who serves as chairman of the National Peace Committee, told the people of Southern Kaduna to bury the hatchets and coexist peacefully.
The committee had held similar meeting with Governor Nasir el-Rufai in an effort to find lasting solution to incessant attacks on communities by gunmen and reprisal killings in the area.
The committee members listened to presentations by traditional rulers in Kagoro Town hall and proceeded to Unity Choice Hotel, Kafanchan to hear another set of groups make presentations.
General Abubakar urged leaders and the entire people of the area to embrace peace and accept one another as brothers.
Meanwhile Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has stated three steps his government is taking to put a permanent stop to the ongoing violence in southern Kaduna.
The first step mentioned by El-Rufai is the state’s intention to prosecute anyone found culpable in the killing of innocent people or causing violence that leads to death of innocent people.