Kaduna Peace Commission harps on non-violent dialogues in resolving crisis
By: Femi Mustapha
The Kaduna Peace Commission has said using non-violent dialogues and negotiations has proven to be a major mechanism in resolving the crisis and violent attacks in the state.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Saleh Momale, asserted this during a media briefing held in Kaduna yesterday.
According to him, the Early Warning Early Response System set up by the Commission has helped to identify threats to peace in the state, and the Commission in collaboration with security agencies and other stakeholders was able to resolve this through dialogues.
He mentioned communities like, Atypa, Chawai, Piriga, Kumana, Afan-Takad, Zikpak and Nikyob Chiefdoms that have resolved to tow the path of peace because of the Commission’s intervention.
Dr. Momale disclosed that the Commission is working out a road map that will engage all political parties and candidates in the state to sign a peace pact to assure the residents of non-violent campaigns and peaceful elections.
He expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Ministry of Human Services and Social Development, Ministry of Local Government Affairs, and the State Emergency Agency, (SEMA) for supporting the activities of the Commission on peaceful coexistence.
“I implore the people of Kaduna State to remain peaceful and adopt non-violent mechanisms to resolve all disputes. The dignity of human being and the sanctity of human life are part of our core values and religious injunctions.
“As the theme of the 2022 on the International Day of Peaces says, sy we all end all forms of racism and discrimination and build peaceful communities and societies not only in Kaduna State but the nation at large. I urge the media to continuously promote peaceful coexistence in the state,” he said.