Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has inaugurated a 17-member Peace Committee to ensure that relative peace is maintained in the state during the ongoing EndSARS protest in the country.
The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, announced this in a statement issued in the wake of the EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums on Tuesday, which reportedly left four persons dead.
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Addressing members of the committee at the Africa House, Government House, Kano, Governor Ganduje charged the committee to convene Ethnic Community Meeting with a view to assuming collective responsibility for measures that promote peaceful co-existence.
Ganduje, who described the Tuesday incident as most unfortunate, urged the committee members to educate youths in their midst on the importance of peace and being law-abiding.
“The committee, which will be co-chaired by Igwe Boniface Ibekwe and Rev. Adeyemi Samuel, has representation from the Christian Association of Nigeria, representatives of various Christian denominations, Christian youth groups, representatives of ethnic nationalities and those of traders,” the statement stated.
The statement added that a similar meeting was held with Imams, Ulamas and members of the business community.