By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been of recent known for all kinds of sectarian conflicts and crisis.
But peace is gradually returning due to the efforts of the state governor, the local government chairman and thanks to the initiative of local peace building initiated by the District Head of Kufana, Chief Titus Dauda who met with village representatives and Fulani herdsmen within his jurisdiction.
The meeting brought together locals from Gefe , Kallah, Doka and Makyalli villages with their Fulani counterparts where dialogue, forgiveness and peace was extensively agreed to be the only way out.
At the end of all the meetings, the communities promised to live together in peace with one another.
To show that peace is gradually returning, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 for the first time in six months, the weekly Doka Market was open where Fulani’s and the Adara met and did business together.
A Fulani in the market Jauro Adamu appreciated God for restoring peace that he can come with his family to the market.
Another person, Isiaka Hammed appreciated the law enforcement agencies, the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, Chairman of Kajuru Local Government Area, Honourable Cafra Caino and the District Head of Kufana for their tireless support in the peace process and prayed that peace has come to stay in doka villages.
The Village Head of Doka, Jonah Luka appreciated the district head for his foresight in involving the communities to find solutions to their problems.
He appreciated the Governor of Kaduna State and the executive chairman.
The District head of Kufana, Chief Titus Dauda who couldn’t hide his joy, appreciated the communities for finding local solution to their problems.
He called on them to sustain the tempo.
He also appreciated all the security agencies and the executive chairman, Hon Cafra Caino for his wisdom.
As part of the peace process, with approval from the governor, the district head of Kufana on Thursday September 24, 2020 administered the oath of office to the new substantive village heads of Afogo, Mr John Dodo and that of Kufana, Mr Aminu Gajere.
The two villages had been without substantive village heads after their demise and the seat has been vacant with acting heads.
The District head instructed the new village heads to be fair to all irrespective of tribe or religion.
He enjoined them to be loyal, law abiding and to respect all constituted authorities.
He appreciated the acting village heads for holding brief and for their support and hard work.
Speaking on behalf of the new leaders, the Village Head of Kufana, Mr Aminu Gajere appreciated the Governor, Kajuru LGA chairman and the District Head for believing in them and for trusting them with leadership responsibilities.
He promised that they will be loyal and obedient to all constituted authorities and discharge their duties without fear or favour and within the ambit of the law.
The district head then presented to them their letters of appointment.
Speaking on behalf of the local government chairman, the Vice Chairman, Hon James Jagaba called on the people of the two communities to support the new village heads.
He congratulated, while urging them to hold onto the tradition of the people as custodians of culture and wished them peaceful and progressive reign.
The district head finally appreciated, the Hon Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs, Honourable Samuel Aruwan and the Governor of Kaduna State, Mal Nasir el-Rufai for believing that peace is possible and for his support in bringing lasting peace to the area.