Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai has pleaded with the Fulani community not to engage in reprisal attacks after 66 of their members were killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, who made the plea in Kajuru during a meeting with various stakeholders, said killings have become incessant in Iri axis, including Kuturo, Unguwar Barde, Maro gida among other areas in the local government.
The governor alleged that some elders in the communities were responsible for the killings having provided weapons to the youths who carried out the attacks.
He called on the youths to stop the unnecessary killings in the area, warning that anyone of them caught would also face death penalty.
El-Rufa’i said the recurring killings in the local government have stunted its growth, noting that no community develops without peace; all developmental projects are meant for the youths as they are beneficiaries in the long run.
He condoled families whose relatives were killed during the attack and promised to render help to victims whose houses were burnt.