Some people in Kaduna State have been identified as those sabotaging the effort of the Kaduna State government to bring an end to the killing in Southern Kaduna.
Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai has insisted that he does not have a hand in the Southern Kaduna killings and has asked people to stop blaming him.
The Governor in an interview on Channel’s”Sunrise Daily” on Thursday, stated that Nigerians have resolved to blaming him for the attacks despite his numerous efforts to quell the tensions in the affected areas of the state.
However, the Governor said that some traditional rulers in the state are to blame for the unrest, adding that they were sabotaging his efforts to bring peace.
He said: “Southern Kaduna communities were attacked under Yakowa and my predecessor but I am the one trying to solve it.I am being accused for paying to kill. I am the one doing everything to stop the killings and I am the one being attacked. What I did was compensate to stop the killings and one newspaper decided to twist it.Someone paid youths, and asked them to kill.”
He further added: “In March 2016, the Kafanchan Peace Declaration was signed and in May, another crisis broke.The conflict entrepreneurs who have been benefiting from conflicts decided they had to derail the peace process.”
The governor also revealed the steps taken to quell the situation. He said;
“We are focusing on 3 major steps to end the crisis. The first is ensuring adequate security in Southern Kaduna.The second step is prosecuting those responsible for the crisis and the third is the Peace Building Process.We are working closely with the traditional rulers, but some of them are the problem.”