Alarmed at the killings of over 100 persons in three villages in Kaura Local Government Area of the State, the Kaduna State Government on Tuesday organised a retreat for traditional rulers in the state with the governor, Mukhtar Yero, asking those perpetrating killings in the state to fear God and stop the dastardly act.
The governor spoke while declaring open the two-day retreat for traditional rulers in the state aimed at enhancing their capabilities in dealing with emerging security challenges on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Besides, Yero, while decrying the killings in Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi, in Kaura LG of the state penultimate Saturday, said government would assist in rebuilding burnt houses in the affected villages so as to hasten the return to normalcy in the area.
The villages were attacked by gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
He added that government was working with the relevant security agencies in the state to increase their presence in the affected areas to forestall future attacks on residents.
The governor, who decried the trend of wanton destruction of lives and property in the state in particular and the nation at large, noted that it was high time such killings were halted through collaborative efforts of stakeholders at all levels.
He said it was unfortunate that some persons took delight in taking lives of innocent souls without any justification, adding that there was no reason to do that.
”We need to know why people are now killing fellow humans the way they kill ants. People talk about differences in tribe or religion as the cause of what is happening, but we have all these differences in the past and we lived in peace. So, why can’t we live in peace now? We need to find out what has gone wrong,” he said.