Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has assured that his administration will leave no stone unturned in its effort to deepen the mutual understanding achieved during last year’s peacebuilding process initiated by the Atyap Chiefdom.
He said the state government would continue to channel energy towards securing enduring peace for legitimate activities to thrive in all parts of the state and urged the people not to take laws into their hands.
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In a message to a peace and reconciliation meeting between Atyap and Fulani youths held at Ungwan Wakili in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, the governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, encouraged residents to always report any breach of peace to the appropriate authorities.
In his message to the meeting, the Agwatyap, Dominic Gambo Yahaya, who was represented by the Dan Madami Atyap, John Bala Gora, commended the people for showing significant interest in restoring peace in Atyap land and urged those that fled the chiefdom to return.
The chairman of the Peace and Security Partnership Committee, John Bala Gora, told the gathering that the essence of the meeting was to seek ways of enhancing peaceful coexistence among the people living in Atyap chiefdom.