Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State on Tuesday urged parts of the Northern region where violence is persisting, to embrace peace for the overall economic transformation of the region.
Yakowa made the appeal in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Reuben Buhari, in Kaduna.
He stressed the need for the people to shun violent acts and embrace peace to fast- track the economic transformation of the region.
``The shedding of innocent blood has never been a solution to solving any differences; It only compounds the issues,’’ the governor said in the statement.
He commiserated with the people of Plateau over the recent crisis that claimed several lives and property.
Yakowa described the development as ``very sad and unfortunate’’.
He advised the government and people of Plateau to be strong, remain focused and prayed God to halt the disaster.