Leaders of Atyap natives, Hausa and Fulani indigenes in Zangon kataf local government area have agreed to sheathe their swords as part of efforts to resolve the lingering communal clashes between in kaduna state.
The stakeholders made the resolution today, during a meeting with governor Nasir El-rufai and heads of security agencies at government house Kaduna, where a peace and reconciliation committee was set up with representatives of the communities.
The meeting, which included heads of security agencies and observers from some international organisations working on the peacekeeping effort, was part of the last push by the El Rufai administration to resolve the intractable crises rocking various communities in the southern zone of the state.
Over the years, land disputes between Atyap natives, Hausas and Fulanis in Zangon kataf lga of Kaduna state have resulted in a deadly conflict between the groups, with community leaders pointing accusing fingers at one another.
Hundreds of lives and property worth millions of naira have also been lost in the over-two-decade conflict.