The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar II on Monday visited Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State where he held a closed-door meeting with El-Rufai and some government officials including the Senator representing Kaduna North in the National Assembly, Suleiman Abdu-Kwari shortly after his arrival.
The Sultan’s visit comes barely 24 hours after the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi visited El-Rufai to discuss issues bothering on security and economy of the state.
According to Channels news, the Sultan declined to speak to reporters after the meeting, but, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai said the meeting discussed the security challenges in southern Kaduna and other parts of the state.
He revealed that he also received advice and encouragement from the royal father towards finding a lasting solution to the security challenges in the state and appreciated him for his fatherly visit and support.
Recently, Kaduna has been experiencing a series of attacks.
On July 19, 21 people were killed while 28 others sustained various degrees of injuries when gunmen attacked Kukum Daji Village of Kaura Local Government Area of the state.
According to the President of the Community, Mr. Yashen Titus, the gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, invaded the venue of a wedding party in the community at about 10 pm.
Similarly, on July 7, no fewer than 38 persons lost their lives in separate attacks on two villages in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna state on July 7.
The Council Chairman, Emmanuel Adamu, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen unleashed mayhem on Ankpon Village in Nandu and Kabamu Village in Fadan Karshi, all of Numana district.
While describing the incident as unfortunate, he said the gunmen killed 38 persons including women and children.
Following the continued attacks in the state, the Defence Headquarters deployed Special Forces to halt the senseless killings and restore peace in Southern Kaduna.