Fulani, Southern Kaduna agree on truce
Fulani pastoralist groups and local communities in Southern Kaduna yesterday agreed to end hostilities to normalizing relations. The two parties reached the agreement at a meeting with the Peace and Conciliation Committee set up by the IGP Mohammed Abubakar on Tuesday in Kaduna.
The committee headed by DIG Michael Zuokumor conducted a two-day meeting with the factions in a bid to end farmerpastoralists violence. In the end, both parties signed a memorandum of understanding in which they agreed to resolve their differences. President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) Dr Ephraim Goje, who took part in the meeting, said his group and Fulani pastoralists had reached a truce. Goje said whoever breaches the agreement would be prosecuted according to the law.
Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kaduna, Alhaji Ahmadu Suleiman, said pastoralist associations and all Fulani people living in Southern Kaduna would abide by the agreements reached at the meeting and hold discussions with other communities from time to time to further strengthen relationship with local communities.
Sympathisers at the Maiduguri Monday market, which was razed by fire on Tuesday evening.