Traditional rulers in the 19 Northern States and the Abuja met in Kaduna on Monday over the disturbing spate of insecurity in the region and the country.
The meeting of the monarchs under the aegis of the Northern Traditional Council was presided over by its Chairman and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, and held at the Lugard Hall Secretariat of the council, in the metropolis.
The Sultan in his opening address, described the killings in Southern Kaduna as “madness,” calling on those involved in the carnage to stop immediately.
He said, “The Southern Kaduna killings is madness and has to be stopped immediately. No man in his right senses goes on a killing spree of innocent people under whatever guise.”
Sa’ad carpeted politicians for being behind the lingering crisis in the southern part of Kaduna
He, however, warned that if the brains behind such atrocities did not stop they would be consumed by their own traps.
In his own remarks, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai said the Southern Kaduna crises had prevailed for the past 40 years.