The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has called on religious leaders to end the killings in the Southern part of the state.
The Governor who made this known on Saturday 5th September, 2020 when the National Chairman of Jama’atul Izalatul Bid’ah wa Iqamatul Sunnah, Sheikh Abdullahi Lau and other Izala leaders paid him a visit said the reckless statements of religious leaders are at the root of the crisis.
El Rufai also pointed out that the Izala leaders the purpose of the visit was to get more inside on the security situation in the state, adding that “they received briefings from the Commissioner of Internal Security as well as the Deputy Governor.”
He also said the root cause of the crisis in the southern region of the state “lies in differences in religion and ethnicity.”
According to El Rufai, at the bottom of this crisis are the reckless statements of some religious leaders. Therefore the Governor is using this medium to solicit with religious leaders to intensify their prayers, preach peace and encourage their followers to leave in peace in the region and the state at large to bring about lasting peace.