PEACE COMMISSION SEEKS TO UNITE WARRING COMMUNITIES IN ZIKPAK CHIEFDOM

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As a follow up to her Earlier engagement with Zipak community in search of lasting peace in the community, the Kaduna State Peace Commission on Wednesday again met with critical stakeholders within the Chiefdom.

The meeting which took place at the Palace of the Chief of Zikpak in Jema’a Local Government Area of the State, had in attendance, representatives of Youth and Women groups, as well as the traditional institution.

Setting the tone for discussions at the meeting, the Program Officer incharge of Partnership and Coordination in the Commission, Mr. Victor Abarshi, said the purpose of the meeting was not to point accusing fingers on each other, rather, to proffer ways of reviving the trust between the locals and herders.

It would be recalled that, Zikpak was last attacked on July 24, 2020, which resulted to the destruction of lives and property of the people.

In a remark, the Permanent Commissioner, Kaduna State Peace Commission, Mrs. Rebecca Sako John, said the concern of the commission has always been to bring aggrieved parties to a round table, as well as to ensure peaceful coexistence in crisis ridden communities within the state without taking sides.

She maintained that the commission intends to sustain the engagement with the people, untill total peace is restored between the aggrieved parties.

The Permanent Commissioner also said the commission intends to bring both the Fulani and Locals together so as to frankly discuss how to resolve their problems, with a view to rebuild trust and confidence amongst them.

Various contributors at the meeting, noted that the people of Fanstwam are peaceful and are ready to live with any individual or group of people who are ready to support their peaceful and accommodative nature, for rapid socio economic growth.

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