Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the arrest and prosecution of suspected masterminds of the November 14 attack on some Southern Kaduna villages by suspected herdsmen.
This is coming after the appeal of the displaced people of Rimi, Kitakum, Ungwan Magaji and Kigam in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State to the state government to help them get over the shock from the attack.
The attack has displaced over 2,000 indigenes of the communities from their homes, and also claimed the lives of 39 persons while several others were injured.
The State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai visited the community to broker peace between the natives and the herdsmen, and ordered the arrest and prosecution of the suspected masterminds of the attack.
While sympathizing with the people, the Governor promised to work closely with the security agencies in the state to end the attacks.
El-Rufai also urged the communities to embrace peace and cease from taking the law into their hands, promising to address the complaints raised by the communities.
On their part, the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria promised to call their members to order and to stop further attacks.
Assistant National Secretary of the Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who spoke on behalf of the cattle breeders: “What the Governor has said is a fact. As an association, we are ready to live in peace. Some of us have been living is this part of the community for so many years,” He said.
“It is unfortunate what happened has happened. But we will ensure how we can live in peace.”
Although government has promised to do everything possible to stop further attacks in southern part of Kaduna state, the people demanded that an urgent arrangement be made for their immediate return to their homes in order for them to resume normal lives.