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As CAN, Imams quarrel over S’Kaduna killings, Abdulsalami, Sultan, others move in



As CAN, Imams quarrel over S'Kaduna killings, Abdulsalami, Sultan, others move in

National Peace Committee (NPC) led by a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), has begun moves to ensure a lasting solution to the crisis in Southern Kaduna.
The crisis has witnessed the gruesome murder of hundreds of Christians in the area by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

It has also led to an exchange of words between the Kaduna state chapters of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Council of Imams.

Abdulsalami, Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar lll and other members of NPC on Friday engaged Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai in a closed-door meeting to discuss issues involved in Southern Kaduna crisis and how to end it.

Others at the meeting included the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah and Cardinal John Onaiyekan.

While speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Abdulsalami disclosed that the group were on a fact finding mission, adding that they would now meet other stakeholders, religious leaders, local chiefs in the areas involved in the crisis and also visit the affected areas.

“There is no religion on earth or anywhere that preaches violence. So this is why we are here. One of the points that the governor drew our attention to is the way people take law into their hands and go scot free. And this impunity must be checked. These are some of the issues we discussed,” he said.

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Kukah while speaking to newsmen, asked the state government to do everything within its powers to ensure peace is restored in the troubled areas.

“I think what the people of Kaduna State, including the government should be doing now is to look into how we can achieve peace and development and I think that is the reason we have democracy.

“What is going on now is a very sad phase in our history, but I believe that we can get over it and we will get over it and come out much stronger and committed to peace,” Kukah said.



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  1. Margret Dickson

    January 14, 2017 at 11:43 am

    They should find quick and lasting solution to this before things finally gets out of hand between the Muslim and Christians


    January 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Moslems always take Christians to be fools thereby they like riding on us. But if not that our religion embrace peace, they would have known we are capable of destroying all the Moslems in kaduna. But we won’t do that because the Bible tells us that when they smite our right cheek, we should turn the left cheek to be smitten too.

    • yanju omotodun

      January 14, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Truly Christianity is for peace while Islam is for war. But mind you same Bible tells us to be wise as serpent and quick as Dove. It’s high time we fought back.

  3. seyi jelili

    January 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Religious crisis is the worst crisis that can make a country wither or fade away easily. The federal government should not take this lightly. These Fulani people need to be banned in kaduna to stabilise peace.

    • Joy Madu

      January 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Who will ban them? No one, they are our president kinsmen ,so nothing can be done to them.

  4. chichi emerue

    January 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Moslems want to dominate kaduna and wants to claim it but it won’t work.
    I remembered when former governor, Yakowa, the first Christian governor of the state died, the useless Moslems were rejoicing,
    But they are deceiving themselves, kaduna is for Jesus.

    • Johnson Amadi

      January 14, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Most Hausas don’t like Christians, it’s in their blood. Most of the people in the North grew up as Muslims and they believe they should not have anything to do with the Christians. Their elders should be faulted for this

  5. Animashaun Ayodeji

    January 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Christianity is the real definition of peace. The Muslims cannot take what they are doing to the Christians, they are very violent.

    • Roland Uchendu Pele

      January 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Islam yet claim Peace as a trademark. I’m yet to see how that’s working out.

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