Gov. Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Thursday directed the ministries of Works, Land and Education to interven in resolving the recent crisis in Kachia following a trespass on a Muslims’ prayer ground.
Yero gave the directive during a visit to the town after the crisis which led to loss of lives and property on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a 24-hour curfew was imposed on the town to restore normalcy.
The crisis erupted when part of the fence surrounding the Muslim prayer ground was allegedly pulled down by a Christian group, claiming that the fence had blocked access to their community.
Yero, in a statement signed by his Media aide, Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki, directed the ministries to work together in resolving the issue.
“The Governor directed that the fence be rebuilt by government, while an access road is to be immediately constructed for the community living behind the prayer ground.
“Investigation is already on and whoever is found to have a hand in this crisis will face full wrath of the law.
“I want to call on people not to try thwarting the course of justice by protecting suspects during arrest.”
The governor also called on people in the area to educate and prevent their children from engaging in violent acts and other social vices.
“If you allow your children to engage in such acts, they will one day turn against you when there is no crisis.”
Yero said the government would bear the cost of medical expenses of the victims, and ordered that those with severe injuries be transferred to Kaduna for proper treatment.
The governor pleaded with people in the affected area to forgive each other and continue to live in peace.
“Kachia is known for peace, and is the least of areas expected to witness such crisis.