Southern Kaduna killings: El-Rufai blames religious leaders

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has on Saturday accused some religious leaders of contributing to the the killings in Southern Kaduna with their reckless statements.

The governor made this statement while receiving leaders of the National Chairman of Jama’atul Izalatul Bid’ah wa Iqamatul Sunnah, Sheikh Abdullahi Lau, and other Izala groups paid him a visit on Saturday.

After the meeting, El-Rufai informed journalists that the Izala leaders were in the Government House to be briefed on the security situation in the state and that “they received briefings from the Commissioner of Internal Security as well as the Deputy Governor.”

He said, “We also solicited their support and prayers to see the end of this crisis because we are of the strong view that at the bottom of this crisis are the reckless statements of some religious leaders.

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