Fulani Herdsmen ACF condemns killing of Southern Kaduna indigenes

The group described the constant clashes between farmers and herdsmen as a disturbing and unacceptable development.

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has condemned the killing of innocent indigenes of Southern Kaduna by men suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen.

The group described the constant clashes between farmers and herdsmen as a disturbing and unacceptable development.

According to Daily Post, the ACF National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim said it will hold a security summit in partnership with Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation to discuss issues threatening the nation’s peace.

Ibrahim said “We are very concerned and worried about the recurrent communal clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some Northern States like Zamfara, Taraba, Benue and Kaduna.

“This seemingly intractable security challenge in the North which have continued to hinder our socio-economic development is disturbing and unacceptable.

“The recent communal clashes in some communities in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State and that of Jama’a and Kauru local government areas in Southern part of Kaduna State where innocent lives were killed and property destroyed, is worrisome and condemnable.

“So, in consideration of these and other insecurity situations in the region, ACF in collaboration with Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation is proposing to host a Northern Security Summit in February next year that will address the numerous issues of cattle rustling, kidnapping, communal clashes, amongst others. The Summit is aimed at complimenting the efforts of government to finding lasting solutions to the problems.

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“We commend the efforts of the affected state governments in their unwavering commitment to the pursuit of peaceful co-existence through dialogue and peace building processes among the communities in their States.

“We urge the Security Agencies to step up surveillance and intelligence gathering to forestall future occurrences.”

The group also called on the Federal Government to give the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal a fair hearing as it investigates the allegations against him.

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