Zaria Killings: Governor El-Rufa’i visits troubled city, sues for peace

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has visited the city of Zaria, where a clash between soldiers and members of the Shiites sect left several people dead.

The spokesman of the governor, Samuel Aruwan, said the governor appealed for calm and spoke with the leader of the Shiite movement on phone.

Mr. Aruwan also said the governor met with the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, over the incident.

“Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appealed for calm and peace,” Mr. Aruwan said.

“The governor has spoke on phone with Sheik Ibraheem Zakzaky and later proceeded to Zaria to see things for himself.

“He later met with Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Butatai in Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, immediately after the passing-out parade ceremony.

“The situation is calm and security has been beefed up in Zaria,” Mr. Aruwan said.


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  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    That is the visionless Satanic Sunni led government of Buhari–separation is the answer

  • amazing2012

    ….is that all ? When are you bringing them to book ?

  • Dan Hausa

    Fulani (Sunni) bullying Hausa (Shiite) and gloating . . . The days of reckoning are coming . . .

  • TrueFairGame

    I trust that el-rufai will do the needful. Shias are generally not violent by history infact the radical sunnis are the violent ones. The situation is very unfortunate. The military must learn to be civil, disproportionate use of force has not place in a civil society.

  • mike

    The military did the right thing. Iran and all shia’s are potential terrorists and need be exterminated before they spread like a cancer in the heart of Islamic world. First of all, Nigeria as all Sunni nation, how they allowed a terrorist (Ibrahim Zakzaki) to grow this far so that you can’t stop them! Shia fight Sunni in all middle east, do you think that this thing will spread to ur country very soon if u don’t stop them! Stop them before they spread, and jail their leaders for life.