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Worried by the continued attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna, the Deputy Governor of the state, Barnabas Yusuf-Bala, on Thursday met with the people of the southern part of the state.

The stakeholders’ meeting, which was jointly organised by the office of the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State and the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, was to find a lasting solution to the security challenges ravaging the region.Yusuf-Bala, who is from southern Kaduna, briefed the umbrella body of the Southern Kaduna people on how Governor Nasir el-Rufai was tackling insecurity in the state in general and in the area in particular.

He told the gathering that the provision of security to all citizens of the state was top among the priorities of the el-Rufai-led government as part of the campaign promises made to the people.

The deputy governor denied the accusations that the government was insensitive with regards to attacks in Southern Kaduna, saying it was not true that government was unresponsive to attacks in the area considering the measures already taken to address the issue.

He added. “This government has demonstrated enough political will to address security challenges. The previous government in the state failed to implement the recommendations of the peace and reconciliation committee set up by the late governor, Patrick Yakowa, which recommended the setting up of a committee to study the challenges in Southern Kaduna and recommend to government measures to be taken.

“On July 1, 2015, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai inaugurated the Martin Luther Agwai committee to stamp out attacks on Southern Kaduna communities, which has since submitted its report to the government and the government is dutifully implementing the recommendations therein.

“This government is also aware that unemployment among the youths is a major contributor to youth restiveness and insecurity. Measures are being taken to create job opportunities by wooing investors into the state. Multi-million dollar investments are pouring into the state that would create thousands of jobs for the unemployed youths.”

The deputy governor decried the failure of the previous administrations in the state to make education and other social interventions accessible to the Fulani herdsmen, which he claimed, was responsible for some of the security challenges being faced today.

Source: http://nignews.com.ng/deputy-gov-southern-kaduna-people-meet-to-end-killings/


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