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Published On: Thu, Oct 16th, 2014

KDSG, Interfaith Centre plead with herdsmen, farmers to end conflict and embrace peace

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Worried about the frequent killings and attacks at Sanga Local Government Area of the state, Kaduna State government and a Kaduna based Non-Government Organization, Interfaith Mediation Centre, IMC have moved into the area to beg the feuding Fulanis and native farmer to sheath sword and embrace peace.

Speaking during a 2-day interactive forum, held at Sanga local government area’s Secretariat, Kaduna Governor, Mukhtar Ramalan yero, who was represented by the Vice Chairman of Sanga local government, Bulus Anza said no religion supports killings of fellow human beings and that it why it is necessary that all parties involved to stop the “senseless killings” of innocent citizens of the area and the entire southern Kaduna.

According to him, it’s high time the Fulani and native farmers learnt how to forgive one and another any time there was disagreement.

“I beg you to stop the war and embrace peace”, he pleaded. He also urged all the farmers and Fulani residing in southern Kaduna to consider the option of living and working together as brothers and sister.

In his brief remark at the opening ceremony, Reverend James Wuye , one of Chief Executive Officer of Interfaith Mediation Centre ,IMC called on the Fulani and natives to organize a village town meetings where

members of the two warring sides can constantly meet to discuss peace and lasting solution the killing and attacks in Sanga.

According to Wuye, there is no better ways of resolving conflicts than through dialogue.

“This is why we decided as a concerned organization to take the responsibility of creating a platform with help of the state government to mediate and find and lasting solution to incessant attacks and killings” Wuye.

While expressing satisfaction over the quality of interaction, Reverend Wuye noted, “I am quite happy this is the first time the Fulanis and natives have come together to talk peace” .

Alh Bashir Mohammed, District Head of Gwantu, one of the village Heads at the meeting, who identified lack of insincerity, hatred, land ownership and power tussle as some of reasons for the attacks and

 

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