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Following numerous violent clashes in several parts of Northern Nigeria, the Northern Governors Forum is holding a meeting today in Kaduna State; the first in 2017.

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, who is the Chairman of the Forum will preside over the meeting which is expected to hold at the Government House in Kaduna.

Some other notable northern elders and traditional rulers will also attend the meeting to give a briefing on the security situation across their domains.

Elder statesman, Maitama Sule, is expected to deliver a keynote address on the need for diversification of the economy of northern state in the face of crippling financial challenges brought about by the economic recession currently being witnessed in the country.

The meeting is also expected to profer solutions to the challenge of disunity in the northern region in particular and Nigeria in general.

Recent violent attacks and killings in Southern Kaduna has clearly divided the state especially along religious lines, as Christians and Muslims continue to trade blames.

Only on Sunday, there were reports that Unknown gunmen attacked Zankan village in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state, killing one person and injuring five others.

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Aliyu Usman, the spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, confirmed the incident, saying that the gunmen invaded the community, a predominantly Fulani settlement on Saturday night and opened fire on the residents.

He added that security operatives were later deployed to the area to restore peace and avert fresh attacks.

An indigene of the area, Mohammed Kabiru said that the person that died in the attack was a 13-year-old boy, adding that the injured persons had been rushed to a hospital in nearby Plateau state.

The attack came in less than three days after Fulanis and natives of Southern Kaduna reached an accord to end the killings in the area.

Zankan is a border town between Plateau and Kaduna state.

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