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El-Rufai to Southern Kaduna leaders: present ‘forcefully taken land’

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has challenged conventional rulers in southern a part of the state to point out any piece of land that has been forcibly acquired of their area or being illegally occupied by anyone or group.

The governor challenged the monarchs within the space to help safety businesses in restoring peace their communities.

He tasked them to supply inclusive management to all of the residents of their area.

El-Rufai was reacting to experiences that some individuals had taken over elements of Southern Kaduna within the wake of assaults within the space.

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The governor, who spoke on Tuesday throughout a gathering of the state’s Council of Chiefs, stated his administration’s precept of citizenship relies on residency.

He emphasised that the misinformation in regards to the scenario in southern Kaduna wouldn’t distract him from ending the four-decade legacy of violent battle within the state.

El-Rufai regretted that the “false claims” about land-grabbing had been made with none proof in 2016/2017 and had been being repeated within the present disaster.

The governor disclosed that he was authorising any monarch to inform the media about any inch of land of their area that had been forcibly acquired or was being illegally occupied by anyone or group.

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He recalled that his first official motion as governor was to convene and preside over an emergency Safety Council assembly on Could 30, 2015, following experiences of killings in Sanga Native Authorities Space, earlier than he was sworn in on Could 29, 2015.

He stated: “The end result of that assembly was the organising of a committee, chaired by Normal Martin Luther Agwai (now retired Chief of Military Employees), to review and proffer options to the incessant killings in southern Kaduna, which had intensified because the violent aftermath of the 2011 elections.

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“That emergency safety assembly additionally determined to organize a White Paper on the report of the Peace and Reconciliation Committee that had been established by the federal government of late Sir Patrick Yakowa.”

The governor listed many conflicts which have arisen in the middle of his administration and his efforts to resolve them and restore peace throughout the state.

The governor promised a holistic assessment of the chieftaincy system, so as “to guard our conventional rulers from administrative and govt capriciousness”.

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