For a continued peaceable coexistence in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State, residents have been known as upon to not take the legal guidelines into their palms.
They need to in all scenario, by any means, submit all their grievances or crimes to safety businesses, mediation, arbitration or through litigation in courtroom.
This was the submission of a communique issued by Atyap and Fulani youth assembly on peaceable coexistence in Atyap Chiefdom following the 2020 incessant assaults on Atyap villages within the space.
The assembly co-chaired by Mr. Suleiman Garba Gora, Makama Atyap and Dr. Abdulmalik Mohammed Durunguwa had in attendance Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Inner Safety and House Affairs, Commander Sector 7 Operation Protected Haven, Col. David Nwakonobi, Kafanchan Police Space Commander, ACP Danladi Ibrahim, Ms. Priscilla Ankut, Govt Vice Chairman, Kaduna State Peace Fee.
The assembly, “known as on all residents of Atyap Chiefdom to not take the legal guidelines into their palms and in any scenario by any means, somewhat submit all grievances or crimes to safety businesses, mediation, arbitration or litigation in courtroom.”
The assembly unequivocally condemned the killings, maiming, burning of homes and destruction of farmlands and livestock that came about between June and December, 2020 in Atyap Chiefdom.
The assembly famous with delight that some culprits had been arrested by the safety businesses and that relative peace had returned within the Chiefdom.
The assembly known as on safety businesses to deploy their intelligence community and safety know-how to fish out the remaining criminals in hiding and nib within the bud any deliberate prison exercise within the Chiefdom earlier than it’s hatched.
The contributors on the assembly regretted the avoidable lack of lives and property and tendered heartfelt sympathy and condolences to those that misplaced folks and property on behalf of all residents of the Chiefdom whereas urging that they need to wholly and heartily forgive, embrace one another and collectively work to safe lives and property within the Chiefdom.
The assembly famous with pleasure and commendation that no roadblock had been mounted by the youth within the Chiefdom for the reason that Atyap Peace Summit of August, 2020 and urged the youth to proceed to be regulation abiding.
The assembly expressed delight that there have been Fulanis who didn’t depart their houses and weren’t attacked throughout the crises and urged residents of the Chiefdom to proceed to be their neighbors’ keepers no matter tribe or faith.
The assembly famous that Fulanis who fled their houses throughout the crises returned to reap their crops unmolested with the help of their Atyap neighbors and urged that such cooperation and collaboration proceed.
The assembly agreed that, “The destruction of crops by straying cows and the self-help employed to hunt redress was recognized as a significant reason for disaster. Accordingly, the assembly resolved that rearing of cows shouldn’t be left within the custody of kids alone however along with adults who can management the cows and that farmers ought to beneath no circumstance search self-help within the occasion of the destruction of their farms by straying cows however ought to somewhat report such incidents to acceptable authorities.”
It added, “The holding of firearms by some herders and farmers whereas tending their cows or farms, that are used on the slightest provocation, was recognized as a significant reason for worry, breach of peace and insecurity amongst residents within the Chiefdom. To this finish, the assembly resolved that no firearms ought to be held or used throughout rearing of cows or farming and known as on safety businesses to arrest and prosecute anyone holding or utilizing firearms throughout rearing of cows or farming within the Chiefdom.
“The assembly famous that because of the crises, belief between Atyap and Fulani had deteriorated and there’s must construct up belief to allow a peaceable return. To this finish, the assembly suggested that anyone who wishes to return ought to contact the group leaders within the area he wishes to return to, who shall organize for his return together with his group,” the contributors resolved.