File image courtesy State House

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Kaduna state for a meeting with religious and traditional rulers after the recent crisis which led to the killing of over 50 people.

The Nigerian leader was received by the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, at the Air Force Base in the state around 10.08am.

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Buhari arrived with the NSA, DG DSS, IGP, Minister of Finance, Kaduna State Police Commissioner among others.

The President would be meeting with 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.

Others include the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, Bishop George Jonathan Dodo, founder of the Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria, Pastor Yohanna Y.D. Buru.

No fewer than 55 people were killed on 19 October in Kasuwar Magani following a violence that had a religious undertone.

Also, a traditional ruler in the state Maiwada Galadima was abducted and murdered last week.

Gunmen intercepted the convoy of the paramount ruler of Agom Adara at Maikyali village along Kaduna-Kachia Road on 19 October and opened fire on the vehicles which forced them to come to a halt.

During the operation, the traditional ruler’s police orderly and three others in his convoy were shot dead by the gunmen who later took him and his wife away to an unknown location.