The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan over weekend attended the expanded Atyap and Fulani engagement under the auspices of Atyap Chiefdom Peace and Security Partnership Committee.
The peace building parley was attended by highly placed personalities from both sides of the aisle: Engr Andrew Yakubu from the Atyap extraction and Dr Abdulmalik Durunguwa from the Fulani extraction whileThe Executive Vice Chair of the Kaduna State Peace Commission, Ms. Priscilla Ankut was an Observer.
“We must vigorously pursue a grassroot oriented peace initiative and ensure it is institutionalized in the hearts of the people,” Aruwan said. Adding “I also argued that politics, sentiments, emotions, prejudices, conspiracy theories and other inimical considerations must be divorced from peace building.”
The security gaffer went further, few evil ones amongst us, whether Muslim, Christian, Atyap, Fulani or Hausa, do not represent our true essence. We must isolate their criminal acts as we take a stand and save ourselves. I assured the committee of our commitment and unflinching support for the peace and concord in Atyap Chiefdom.
The Government commends this resolve by communities to respect the right of any citizen to live in peace within the Atyap Chiefdom and applauds the resolution to settle disputes through lawful processes and institutions. The involvement of youths from the various communities in these peace efforts is also highly commendable.
The Commissioner ushered encomium on Agwatyap for the landmark initiative towards achieving peace in Atyapland.
“We remain grateful to His Royal Highness, the Agwatyap, Sir Dominic Gambo Yahaya for his sincere and steadfast leadership in bringing together the diverse communities in his chiefdom for the rebuilding of trust and restoration of peace. We thank the community leaders, civic-minded individuals and well-meaning members of the community who have helped kickstart and give traction to the dialogue process,” had said.