Kaduna State Peace Commission (KAPECOM) will convene a consultative dialogue for religious, political and community leaders to help seek avenues that will enable them to contribute to reducing tensions in their communities in 2020.

Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Barrister Priscilla Ankut, disclosed this during the commission’s quarterly update at its regular meeting in Kaduna.

Barrister Ankut said given the deep political divisions in the state, political parties will have to be supported to enhance their relationship with security services, state institutions, and other key stakeholders such as civil society and the youth in order to address simmering grievances prior to the 2019 elections.

Ankut said further to that, other platforms would also be instituted for experience sharing and lesson learning with other states that are also considering strengthening state-level infrastructure for peace as well as deepening partnerships with international partners.