Buhari in Kaduna to meet with traditional, religious leaders over crisis


File: The Nigerian Air Force plane conveying President Muhammadu Buhari, taxing to the red carpet line on after landing at the Kaduna International Airport, morning of Tuesday, as the President pays a sympathy visit to the government and people of Kaduna State over a recent break out of crisis in the former capital of Northern Region, on Tuesday 30th October 2018.

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Kaduna, in Kaduna State capital for a meeting with religious and traditional rulers in the state over the crisis that bedeviled the state.

President Buhari alighting from the presidential jet after landing at the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna, on Tuesday 30th October 2018.

The President arrived the Nigerian Airforce Base (NAF), Kaduna around 10.10am in a presidential aircraft. The President would soon be on his way to the Murtala Square, the venue of the meeting.

Our correspondent reports that the Emir of Zazzau, Dr. Shehu Idris, Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese, Most Reverend, Mathew Man-oso Ndagoso and Secretary General of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu were at the venue, .

Among other clerics at the venue are Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop George Jonathan Dodo, founder of the Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria, Pastor Yohanna Y.D. Buru.

President Buhari being greeted by Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, on his arrival at the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna, on Tuesday 30th October 2018.

It would be recalled that while the dust raised by the criss that erupted in Kasuwan Maganin in the Southern part was settling down, the killing of the Agom Adara, Maiwada Galadima at the weekend ignited another round of violence.

The traditional ruler was reportedly killed by kidnappers last weekend.

The 24 hours curfew imposed on the state following the crisis was only reviewed on Sunday to 6.am to 5.pm.

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