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Bauchi Group organises reconciliation meeting for rival communities



A Bauchi-based inter-faith group, Vibrant Youth Christian and Muslim Society (VYCAMS) on Tuesday organised reconciliatory meeting between some rival communities in Bauchi.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the affected communities, namely Gudum Hausawa, Gudum Saiyawa and Gudum Fulani, in the outskirts of Bauchi metropolis, witnessed violent clashes recently, resulting in the state government imposing dusk-to-dawn curfew in the areas.

The violent clashes among youth of the areas, claimed three lives, while many persons were injured.

The meeting, which featured youth and religious leaders, as well as traditional rulers representing  the three communities, lasted for two hours and enabled the people to discuss grey areas with a view to entrenching sustainable peace.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Daniel Gambo, chairman of VYCAMS, said that the group comprised people of different faiths and tribes in the state, adding that its aims were to promote peace, solidarity and social justice, among others.

He urged the people of the area to embrace dialogue and always explore peaceful means of sorting out grey areas.

“Our goals are to promote peace, justice, inter-faith dialogue and reconciliation,” he said.