Some Traditional Rulers Fueling the Crisis in Southern Kaduna – El-Rufai

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Some Traditional Rulers Fueling the Crisis in Southern Kaduna – El-Rufai

The Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has stated that so many people have kept on attacking him even though he is doing all his best to end the ongoing Southern Kaduna killings.

On Thursday, while speaking on a programme on Channels TV, Sunrise Daily, the governor claimed that some traditional rulers in the State were sabotaging government’s effort.

The governor also made it clear that the media is to also be blamed for frustrating his effort towards ending the crisis through compensation of Fulani herdsmen.

He said that the killings and crisis began right from the time of the previous government of Late Patrick Yakowa, and he is the one making effort to find a lasting solution to it.

“The Southern Kaduna communities were attacked under Yakowa and my predecessor but I am the one trying to solve it, he said.

“I am being accused for paying to kill. I am the one doing everything to stop the killings and I am the one being attacked.

“What I did was compensate to stop the killings and one newspaper decided to twist it.

“Someone paid youths, and asked them to kill.”

He also claimed that those benefiting from the killings in the area have continued to sabotage government’s effort.

He added, “In March 2016, the Kafanchan Peace Declaration was signed and in May, another crisis broke.

“The conflict entrepreneurs who have been benefiting from conflicts decided they had to derail the peace process.”

Since the crisis began, no one has been tried, the Governor noted.

He stated that, “From the very beginning when the crisis began, no single person has been prosecuted.

One of the steps we are looking at to put a stop to the crisis is first making sure that adequate security in Southern Kaduna.

Secondly, we are making sure that all those people who are responsible are made to face the law and lastly is the Peace Building Process.

“At the moment, we are working hand in hand with some traditional rulers, but some of them are the problem.”

Some Traditional Rulers Fueling the Crisis in Southern Kaduna – El-Rufai


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