Buhari visits Kaduna over deadly crisis
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on his way to Kaduna State where he will meet with religious and traditional leaders in the state.
Renewed violence has led to several killings including that of a first class traditional ruler, Maiwada Galadima of Adara kingdom. He was killed by suspected kidnappers.
The crisis first began in the village of Kasuwan Magani. At least 55 people were killed there.
The violence spread to Kaduna metropolis where 22 people were confirmed killed.
Following the violence, the state government imposed 24 hours curfew in the affected areas. The curfew was relaxed Sunday evening.
Below is live update of The president’s visit to Kaduna
Buhari 10:15 – Buhari leaves Abuja for Kaduna
The president’s jet left Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 9:30 a.m.
State House correspondents in Kaduna report that Mr Buhari is currently being awaited at the popular Murtala Square, venue of the meeting.
Already, religious and traditional leaders have arrived the Square even as security officials have been deployed there.
11:20 – Buhari arrived Kaduna
At the venue are 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.
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.
The Paramount ruler, Agom Adara, Maiwada Galadima was 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.