El-Rufai visits Kasuwan Magani, says prosecution of conflict entrepreneurs inevitable
Residents of Kasuwan Magani have been charged to shun violence and live in peace. Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai gave this admonition on Friday when he visited Kasuwan Magani, following the violent clashes that occurred in the town on Thursday. He advised the residents to live in harmony, despite the diversity of their community.
Malam El-Rufai assured residents of the community that the government will act in the interest of peace and harmony by prosecuting those responsible for the violence. On Thursday, the Kaduna State government imposed a 24-hour curfew in Kasuwan Magani to contain the outbreak of violence.
The governor led as team of senior government officials into Kasuwan Magani around 4pm, andimmediately received briefings from the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Abdurahaman. He thereafter touredthe town, accompanied by traditional and religious leaders.
Following the tour, Malam Nasir El-Rufai interactedwith the leaderships of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) in Kajuru local government area.
Malam El-Rufai charged residents of the community to live in peace and harmony without recourse to violence.
“We are here to see and to listen for ourselves. We must live in peace and never use violence to solve a problem. We are not happy with this and government will pursue and punish those responsible for this devilish act.
“We must value the sanctity of life. I want to beg you to cooperate with the security agencies because prosecution of conflict entrepreneurs is inevitable. I will come back in one week time to see how things are.”
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity)
19th October 2018