​Southern Kaduna Killings: El-Rufai, Gbong Gwon Jos,others Sues for Peace 

Kaduna State Governor, Mal. Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor,Malam Nasir El-Rufai and Chairman Plateau State
traditional council, Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba called for  the return of peace in the southern Kaduna to end the
incessant killings and attacks.

Speaking at the launch of the Public Apology Peace Billboard  held at
Samaru-Kataf Junction  in Zangon Kataf Council Area ,Southern part of
the state, Governor El-Rufai  said  genuine apology offered by members of warring  communities  is the  first step for all to embrace peaceful co-existence in the area.

According to the Governor ,  both the Federal and state governments in the
past, responded to Southern Kaduna attacks by instituting commissions
of inquiry and peace conferences  were held with implementation of  actions to enhance security but: “These efforts have
not been enough to restore peace.  It is clear that we must all go an
extra mile to constructively engage with citizens and promote peaceful
coexistence among our people”

He added , “In the last few decades, the people of Southern Kaduna have suffered
untold hardships due to incessant conflicts between and among various
ethnic and religious communities, claiming many lives and displacing

“We must also draw from experiences across the world: If violence was a
solution to real or perceived grievances, the sheer number of lives
lost, property destroyed and whole communities uprooted from their
homes would have solved the problem long ago. Yet, despite decades of
distrust that regularly explodes into violence, the problems remain.
It has been said again and again that every war ends on the conference
table. If that is the case, why must we kill ourselves before we
realize the futility of violence” .

The governor had declared 100 million naira to rebuild the burnt
churches and mosques in the area.

Gbong Gwon Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba speaking  during the event at Kafachan 

On his part, Chairman Plateau State   traditional council, Gbong Gwom
Jos, Da Jacob Buba, who narrated how stakeholders ended Plateau
killings also called on Southern Kaduna people to embrace one another
irrespective of tribe and religion.

Buba,said for peace to be sustained in the area,people must all agreed
to live together as brothers and sisters: “Southern Kaduna must love
one  another because nobody will end this crisis until all parties
accept that they want peace. When all of you sit down together as one
family and talk sincerely and agreed to live in peace, definitely
there will be peace.

“I know Kaduna State governor,Nasir El-Rufai for long and I know how he
is committed and sincere to bring peace in Southern Kaduna but he
cannot do it alone. We can adopt Jos example by bringing all
stakeholders together and resolve that no more crisis. Let there be
permanent peace in Southern Kaduna.I am happy that the steps taken
will bring the peace we are searching for ” .