KADUNA— Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State, yesterday, abandoned a scheduled official assignment in the United States and returned to the country following weekend’s attack on three villages in Kaura Local Government Area of the state.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked the communities, killing over 100 people.
Already, the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has carried out an assessment of the affected communities and victims in a bid to provide relief materials to the displaced victims.
Yero was already in the United Kingdom en-route the United States to attend a symposium on peace and security in northern Nigeria, organised by the United States Institute of Peace, USIP.
According to a statement by the Director General, Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, the governor was billed to address the conference on the security challenges in the North, with particular reference to Kaduna State, but had to cancel the trip on receiving the sad news that some hoodlums had attacked some villages in Kaduna and killing many innocent citizens.
Yero departed the country Friday morning but returned on Saturday without attending the USIP conference.
The USIP symposium was to be attended by governors in the northern states now facing security and economic challenges as well as lawmakers and investors from the US and Europe.
The aim was to seek collaborative solutions that would hasten the security and economic development of the north.