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The Kaduna Peace Commission on Monday, met stakeholders from Chawai Chiefdom in Kauru Local Government Area of the state aimed at proffering solution to the recurring communal clashes in the area.

Present at the meeting which held at the office of the Commission along Tarawa Balewa Way, in the state capital, were delegates representing Chawai, Fulani, Irigwe, Hausa and the palace.

A Permanent Commissioner in the Commission, Hajiya Khadijah Gambo, presided over the meeting.

She hailed the various groups for honouring the invite to the meeting aimed seeking a way forward to end the ongoing wanton destruction of lives and properties in the area.

She urged the stakeholders to speak their minds devoid of sentiments, adding that they should feel free to come up with strategies to resolving the lingering conflicts in Chawai Chiefdom.

She said, “The continued senseless killings must be discontinued because there is no moral justification to take lives, we must all agree to end it because anybody could be a victim someday if allowed to continue.

“Today, we have people dislodged, homeless, widows and orphans, and as a Commission, we cannot fold our hands, we must do all we can to resolve the situation, hence the reason for this meeting.

“This meeting basically is to hear from the relevant stakeholders from the affected areas of what really happened, who are those affected and how they can be assisted and above all, how the recurring crisis can be ended once and for all.”

Also speaking, the Sarkin Chawai, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad, commended the Commission for the initiative to hold the meeting and sued for peace in the chiefdom.

He said at the local level, a committee of the various tribes in his Chiefdom, particularly the Fulani and Irigwe had been set up to halt the crisis in the area.

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