El-Rufai pledges more support to Zangon Kataf peace process

Nasir-El-Rufai Kaduna state gov

Gov. Nasir has reaffirmed the support Kaduna State for the ongoing community- peace process in Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a local areas.

The governor made this known when he hosted the Agwatyap, Chief Dominic Gambo-Yahaya, on Wednesday in Kaduna.

A statement issued by Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, said that the Agwatyap visited the governor to brief him on the recent challenges confronting the peace process in Zangon-Kataf.

encouraged traditional and community leaders involved in peace, not to be discouraged by the disruptions the peace process by those who preferred the perpetuation .

The governor commended the Agwatyap ‘’for his courage in the push for peace across the communities in his chiefdom and assured him that the state and the security agencies will continue to support the quest for peace and security’’.

He expressed dismay over the resurgence that have resulted in the loss and property in the area.

He however told the traditional ruler that troops of Operation Safe Haven and other security agencies are working to contain the recent upsurge.

appealed to the community leaders to steadfast in maintaining peace and expose those who prefer the continuation of the tragic cycle of and reprisals.

Earlier, the Agwatyap assured that leaders across communities in the area are working together to stop the renewed instances of violent on some villages.

He said the traditional is working to clarify and resolve the circumstances of the recent disappearance of three community leaders involved in the peace building process.

Gambo-Yahaya told the governor that Ardo Pate Usman-Kurmi, the Wakilin Fulani Atyap, Ardo Muhammadu Anchau and Yakubu Muhammadu have been missing since joining a team of community leaders to resolve a dispute involving a farmer whose crops were destroyed by cattle.(NAN)