Two communities in Kaduna State’s, Jema’a Local Government Area signed a peace agreement. On Saturday as part of efforts to put an end to the wanton destruction of life and property in the region.
The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the communities involved are Dangoma and Takau in Kannikon and Zipak chiefdoms, respectively.
Mr Peter Averik, chairman of the local government said that the peace deal was broken following a series of dialogue between the two communities.
“We met and deliberated successfully on the way forward. Thankfully, the two communities resolved to sheath their swords and give peace a chance.
“This is a milestone for us, and we want to use this opportunity to let the world know that we want peace and we are for peace,” he added.
He said that the peace pact was informed by the attacks of July 24, in Zikpak which left several people dead, while many houses were burnt.
“Findings revealed that the incident resulted from a misunderstanding between the two communities.
“There was an attack in Zipak, and we tried to get to the root of the matter and found that there was a misunderstanding between Dangoma and Takau.
“That misunderstanding may have led to the attacks, and so we decided to bring the two communities together to try and iron out the issues,” he said.
According to him, the communities agreed to always resort to all available lawful means of settling disputes.
“They have also pledged to be their brother’s keeper and protect each other’s property in the event of any eventuality or unforeseen circumstances,” he said.