ATYAP, FULANI, HAUSA COMMUNITIES AGREE TO MAKE PEACE AFTER HOLDING RECONCILIATION SUMMIT
The ATYAP, Fulani, and Hausa communities in Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have agreed to make peace after holding reconciliation summit.
The summit which brought together the three communities held at the Mariyamu and Yakubu Event Centre in Ungwan Wakili, and was chaired by is Highness, the Agwatyap, Dominic Gambo Yahaya.
The summit which held on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, had participants condemn the incessant killings that have claimed the lives of 336 villagers between January and July 2020, and also the destruction of properties.
The participants resolved to forgive each other, and help security personnel with information to arrest and prosecute the assailants.
The summit called on all residents of ATYAP not to take laws into their hands and instead submit all grievances to the lawful authorities.
It appreciated the fact that all Nigerians have the constitutional or fundamental right to move and reside anywhere in Nigeria, including Atyap Chiefdom, without any fear, molestation or harassment from anybody or any source whatsoever.
The summit therefore called on the authorities to facilitate the return of displaced persons.
It recommended the establishment of a standing peace committee that should comprise of Hausa, Fulani and their youth to organize robust engagements on security issues from time to time with a view to sustaining peaceful coexistence.
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This development comes after the Kaduna State Government reduced curfew hours in Zangon Kataf and Kauru Local Government Areas.
The spokesperson of the Southern Community in an interview with TVC said residents of ATYAP must work together and ensure they don’t allow criminals and hoodlums to infiltrate their community.
He added that they must work together with security agencies to ensure peace and order in the community.
The ATYAP people are ethnic groups that occupies part of Zangon-Kataf, Kaura and Jema'a Local Government Areas of Southern Kaduna State, Nigeria.
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