The Northern Governors Forum, NGF has condemned the Wednesday night’s attacks which were carried out in four Atyap villages in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State by yet to be arrested gunmen while in which 22 persons were reportedly killed.
The Director of Press and Communication Affairs to the Chairman of the Forum and Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong, Simon Makut Mancha in a statement said the persistent attacks on villages in the area in spite of the efforts by the State Government and security agencies to end the violence, raises serious worry and condemnation.
He also observed that the recent attacks showed the desperate attempt by criminal elements to not only cause pain and sorrow among innocent citizens but also frustrate the efforts of the State Government at promotion peace and harmony.
The Forum however, commiserated with the victims of the crises and the Government of Kaduna State, pledging its support to Governor Nasir El-Rufai as he works with all stakeholders to bring the incessant crises to an end.
Also, The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, Reverend Yakubu Pam had sued for peace in the troubled communities in Southern Kaduna.