Following the widespread report that Kaduna State Governor Nasir
El-Rufai paid Fulani Herdsmen to stop the killing of Southern Kaduna
people, the governor has clarified the air.
Wednesday denied paying herdsmen over the killings in southern Kaduna as was reported in the media.
and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan while speaking at a news conference
yesterday. He said el-Rufai never paid herdsmen money to either appease
them or armed them as widely reported in the media.
initiative, which involved persuading aggrieved Fulani to forgive the
losses they suffered in the 2011 postelection violence and that they
responded by asking for compensation for the lost cattle.
what was admirable in the peace efforts of late Governor Patrick Yakowa,
and would do whatever is legitimate to secure lasting peace in the
with the affected Fulani communities to stem the spiral of vengeance and
violence persisted. When it became our responsibility to provide
security for the state, we re-established these contacts so that those
who felt they lost out in the 2011 election violence could be appeased,”
human suffering requires leaders to explore conventional and unusual
means to build peace.”
men suffered in 2011 and not for the killing of the innocent people in