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Southern Kaduna crises can be resolved with time says Osinbajo

The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said that the crisis in the southern part of Kaduna state can be resolved with time. He said this after the inspection of the Kaduna Airport which is undergoing renovation. In his words, “I will like to begin a discussion on the very terrible crisis that has gone on for a while in southern Kaduna,” he said. “Let me say first that there is no question at all that many have suffered, families have lost loved ones, a lot of bloodletting has taken place in the past few weeks, and I want to express my sincere condolence to all of those who have lost families and friends and who have been traumatised by the terrible things that have been going on in the past few months.

“On this matter I have read documents; quite a few of the reports, as a matter of fact, I have tried very hard to study the crisis in southern Kaduna. Personally, I have read quite a few documents including reports of past crises. Recently, I took briefs from service chiefs, and since I got in today, I have been taking briefings form some of the senior officials of the armed forces and state security.

“I want to say that I don’t want us to be in a hurry, I am certainly not in a hurry because I don’t believe that a crisis where there is so much blood letting and hatred over the years can be resolved by a couple of meetings, no, I don’t believe that is possible

“I have talked to his Excellency, the governor, that what I would like to achieve is not a quick fix, but I want us to begin a process and I want to be a part of that process that will listen to each group separately and then get everyone together.”

The Acting President later promised to hold separate meetings Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Miyetti Allah Cattle breeders Association (MACBAN), and top officials of the Kaduna state government to resolve the problem.

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