Jema’a Local Government Area in Kaduna State on Friday inaugurated a 12-man Peace Committee to forestall future break down of law and order in the area.
Mr Danjuma Averik chairman of the council who inaugurated the committee during a town hall meeting on peace in Kafanchan tasked members to be dedicated to their assigned responsibilities.
The committee was saddled with the responsibility of ensuring lasting peace and ways of promoting unity among tribes, religions and political affiliations in the area.
Mr Averik also commended the people for resisting the temptation of reprisal attacks following last month crisis in some parts of the state.
He noted that peace remained the bedrock to societal growth, calling on all hands to be on deck to achieve desired peace.
NAN reports that a cross-section of participants at the meeting in their remarks proffered ways of improving on the existing relative peace in the council.
They urged security operatives to be awake to their responsibilities and ensure speedy prosecution of offenders to serve as deterrent to others.
The meeting, however, called on the public to always verify rumours before taking action and to desist from taking the laws into their hands.
It also called for the establishment of peace clubs in schools across the local government in order to disabuse the minds of youth from violence.
NAN further reports that participants at the meeting were drawn from the traditional and religious institutions, all security agencies, women and youth groups across the twelve wards of the local government area.