2nd October 2016
The sad episode of Kasuwar Magani and the resultant spillover and skirmishes in Kaduna have given great cause for concern to Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, who views them as a setback in the quest for lasting peace in the state.
The Senator is pained that after having come this far, some of our people still find it difficult to settle disputes without resorting to violence, with all the history at our disposal, which teaches us that much as human society cannot permanently live without one form of conflict or another, resort to arms has never been the solution.
Senator Makarfi appeals to the people to always eschew violence and embrace the time-tested process of constructive engagement through dialogue with one another, which has always proven to be a more effective and sustainable conflict resolution mechanism.
The Senator commends the role played by the various security agencies, as well as community and religious leaders in facilitating a return to normalcy. He also condoles with the government and people of Kaduna State and families who lost dear one’s even as he also commiserated with those injured and others who suffered losses on account of the unfortunate incidents.
Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo