The Kaduna State Government has declared that the killings that just happened in Kigam, Ungwan Rimi, Ungwan Magaji in Kauru Local Government Area of the state will not derail or disrupt peace-building in the area.
The government said it condemns the murders, and condoles with the people that have been affected. These sad events and the terrible toll in lives taken only reinforce the urgency of peace-building and enhancing security in the area.
The state government described the killings as barbaric conduct by people who are opposed to peaceful and harmonious living by communities.
The government explained that as it continues to work on security enhancements, it will also keep pursuing peace-building, resolving conflicts through dialogue between communities as a panacea for sustainable peace and development in the affected area. It said emergency relief for survivors has been ordered along with enhanced security.
“The government sympathizes with families that lost their loved ones and properties. The Governor prays for the repose of their souls and wishes those that sustained injuries speedy recovery.
“The Kaduna State Security Council has received preliminary reports of the attacks and ordered full scale investigation in to the matter. It has taken further measures to curtail threats to peace in the area.
“However, the government has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide with immediate effect relief materials to the displaced persons in the communities.’’
The Kaduna State Government, the statement added has directed the evacuation of all wounded persons for medication with immediate effect.
The people of Kaduna State are assured that the state government will continue to demonstrate practical political will to resolve conflicts and intensify its peace building process.
Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity)
15th September, 2016