Group visits traditional ruler on peace promotion in Southern Kaduna

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Some members Network of Nigerian Facilitators (NNF) of the United States Institute of Peace paid an advocacy visit to the Paramount Ruler of the Kaninkon Chiefdom, His Royal Highness, Tum Nikyob, Mal.Tanko Tete in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkon Chiefdom, Jema’a Local Government,
Kaduna Nigeria In an effort to boost peaceful coexistence through Dialogue and Non Violent Actions in the area.

The Goska and Dangoma communities experienced major crises after the
2016 christmas eve attack, which led to interventions in 2017,
however, pockets of attacks and counter attacks between herders and
farmers persist threatening the fragile peace in the communities.

The Project Facilitator, Sekyen Dadik, said the visit was aimed at
introducing the Network of Nigerian Facilitators and its Dialogue
Project to the Traditional ruler, also solicit his blessing and
support to engage community members in Goska and Dangoma Communities
of his chiefdom in peace dialogues.

She said the project titled: Community Dialogue for Peace and
Stability among Goska and Dangoma Communities in Kaninkon Chiefdom,
Jema’a Local Government of Kaduna State seeks to engage key
stakeholders through dialogue to restore trust and peaceful
coexistence within the community.

His Royal Highness, Mal. Tanko Tete alongside other Council members
including the Village Heads of Goska and Dangoma, the target
communities for the project received the team. He appreciated them
“for counting it worthy to knock on his door to inform him of the
project”.

Mallam Tete assured the team of every cooperation needed from the
Village Heads and the Council Members. He said, “the Chiefdom will put
an eye on your project and will give our full cooperation so the aim
of the project will be achieved“.

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Rev. Bitrus Dangiwa, also a member of NNF reiterated that the Dialogue
process targets communities with differences and they are brought to
work together to proffer solutions that work for all parties to ensure
lasting peace.

The Community Based Dialogue project which will last for a year is
under the United States Institute of Peace, Network of Nigerian
Facilitators‘ programme.

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