Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said President Muhammadu Buhari is sad over the killings in the Southern area of the state.
El-Rufai said the violence in Southern Kaduna was one of the topics discussed with the President when some APC leaders and governors including him visited Buhari on Sunday in London.
El-Rufai said, “On Sunday, I was with President Muhammadu Buhari in London where we went to visit him. The President told me that he was sad when he read in the news that there were clashes in Kajuru.
“So, the President has asked me to commiserate with you over the loss of lives and plead with you to forgive one another.”
The governor promised that those involved in the killings will be brought to book.
“I can assure you that, those behind the killings will be brought to book. The police commissioner has told me that, they have identified the perpetrators and we will ensure they are adequately punished,” he said.
The renewed clashes between farmers and herders in Kajuru Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna, reportedly claimed 37 lives while scores were said to have sustained varying degrees of injury.