Nasir El-Rufai blames Southern Kaduna killings on thieves
He believes that contrary to ethno-religious motives which have been blamed, the bloodshed should be attributed to thieves.
Over the years, many lives have been lost in Southern Kaduna as a result of the many attacks on rural communities.
The attacks have been attributed to religious and ethnic motives, with Muslim Fulani youths usually blamed for an alleged genocidal campaign against the predominantly Christian population of the region.
While speaking during an interview on Thursday, El-Rufai said the main cause of the recent attacks is banditry.
"However, when it comes to Southern Kaduna as I said, it's given a completely different interpretation.
There's nothing like land-grabbing because not one person can give an instance of any community that has been displaced, and totally occupied by these bandits," he said.
El-Rufai appealed to Kaduna residents to live peacefully with one another and resolve disputes through lawful means.