The Kaduna State Peace Hunters Association says the killings in Southern Kaduna will be a thing of the past if the state government recognises the organisation.
The leader of the hunters, Malam Usman Muhammad, made this known when he briefed newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday.
Muhammad said that the growing attacks on innocent lives by suspected terrorists in Southern Kaduna needed thorough checkmating.
He said the main aim and objective of the association was to restore peace in Southern Kaduna, Birnin Gwari, among other areas that were crises-ridden.
According to him, the hunters in the state are ready to play their role in ensuring adequate security of lives and property.
He urged the state government to borrow a leaf by organising a Civilian JTF similar to that of Maiduguri in combating attacks on communities.
He cited the recent establishment of vigilantes by the residents of Igabi in Kaduna North and Katu-Dagora in Kaduna South local government areas as an example of such development.
Muhammad said that such initiative would eradicate criminality and communal crisis in the state.
Contributing, the Legal Administrator of the Association, Malam Nuhu Massallaci, urged media practitioners to remain objective in their reportage of sensitive issues.
He also urged the people not to politicise the good intentions of the hunters, especially those in crises-prone areas.
The state Chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Adamu Yusuf, lauded the resolve of the hunters to promote peaceful co-existence and secure lives and property in the state.
He gave an assurance that the NUJ was ready to partner with any organisation to bring about unity in the state. (NAN)

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