Kaduna to establish commission of inquiry on Kajuru killings

 el- Rufai

The Kaduna state government is to set up a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the violent conflict and killings in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of the state.

Nasir el- Rufai, the state governor, disclosed this during a visit to Karamai village, where 40 people, including a police man were killed by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on reprisal attack.

The governor, according to a statement on Saturday by Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman,  announced this while addressing survivors of the attack.

The statement quoted the governor as saying building sustainable peace in the area requires that all the facts around the violent conflict be established.

El-Rufai, accompanied by the heads of the security agencies in Kaduna inspected the scene of the attack in Karamai and prayed at the mass grave where 15 of the 40 residents killed, were buried.

The governor commiserated with the people on the loss of lives and sympathised with the pain of the survivors.

He appealed to people to resist any temptation to vengeance even in grief, noting that the cycle of attack and reprisal can only bring pain.

The governor had earlier been criticised for visiting Fulani communities where he said 130 fulani were killed and not visiting Angwan Barde community where 11 people were first killed, leading to the reprisals.