Four Communities in Southern Kaduna Agrees to Hold Peace Talks

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Four Communities in Southern Kaduna Agrees to Hold Peace Talks

In the Southern part of Kaduna, on Wednesday, four communities has agreed to come together in dialogue to find lasting solutions to the lingering crisis in their areas.

Four of those communities are areas that consists of both natives and the Fulanis, which are: Goska, Dangoma, Ambam and Bakin Koji.

Reports were made by our source that the peace dialogue, which had all communities represented by their various leaders, was convened by Global Peace Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization, NGO.

Hosea Dodo, the District Head of Ambam, made it known in his speech that must leave peacefully together as brothers, saying that peace was paramount for meaningful development to take place.

“It is important that genuine reconciliation for lasting peace in our area.

“We want peace in the area because we are obviously tired of this crisis,” he said.

The District head of Dangoma, Alhassan Saidu, stated that all the communities must be confronted with the truth on the need to live in peace.

“There is no point in killing; there is no need for the destruction of our lives and property for no reason,” he said.

However, the Country Director of the NGO, John Oko, said that only peace could bring about meaningful development.

“That is why we are bringing the four communities together to hear from them and see the way forward.

“We are happy all the communities agreed to dialogue genuinely for a permanent and lasting peace,” he said.

The Northern Coordinator of the NGO, Haliru Maraya, described the destruction of both lives and property as unnecessary, sad and painful.

“This has to stop as we need to embrace peace,” he said.

Joseph Hayap, also of the NGO, urged the communities to imbibe the fear of God and embrace peace.

“Today’s meeting is to douse tension, fear, mistrust and build a lasting peace because peace must be seen as a collective responsibility; and all have shown reasonable commitment to peace,” he said.

Members of the various communities promised to forget the past and continue to live together peacefully.

Four Communities in Southern Kaduna Agrees to Hold Peace Talks

 

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