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Declare State Of Emergency In Kaduna Now, SOKAPU tells Buhari

Nasir el-Rufai

Following the lingering killings in some parts of Southern Kaduna, especially in Kajuru, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of national importance declare a state of emergency in order to put an end to the killings.

This was contained in a statement signed by the National Public Relations Officer of SOKAPU, Mr. Yakubu Kuzamani, just as the group noted that it could no longer trust Governor Nasir el-Rufai in guaranteeing the safety of the Adara people under his watch.

According to the statement issued today in Kaduna and obtained by our reporter, SOKAPU stressed that it is traumatized that the Kaduna state government under Governor el-Rufai can quickly arraign Adara elders over the alleged killing of 66 Fulani; an allegation that is still unproven, but cannot arrest and arraign those responsible for the killing of 117 Adara natives.

The group who frowned at the several killings in the region said the mass killings have left untold devastations of lives and property in Kajuru.

Part of the statement reads:”As citizens of Nigeria who have the right to live in safety, the Union wishes to state that it can no longer trust governor el-Rufai in guaranteeing their safety.

“We call on men and women of good conscience, as well as the international community, to mount pressure on the federal government to end the killings.

“We plead with the Adara nation to continue to maintain peace despite the unjustifiable arrest of the leaders and abolition of their Chiefdom.

“As an umbrella organization representing the 53 ethnic nationalities in Southern Kaduna, we are traumatized that Kaduna state government can quickly arraign Adara elders over alleged killing of 66 Fulani; an allegation that is still unproven, but cannot arraign those responsible for the killing of 117 Adara natives.

“SOKAPU is confident that no matter the conspiracy that has foisted the culture of genocidal massacres on our land, the truth shall finally triumph.

“It is clear from the nature of attacks that there is a deliberate plot to obliterate the Adara people whose only crime is being natives of the besieged communities.

“We are stunned that despite these horrendous killings that send shock waves around the country and the world, Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai has failed to ensure defence of the Adara people as well as to end the carnage.

“His earlier allegations that Adara natives had killed 66 Fulanis; a death toll he later increased to 130 has continued to open a floodgate for more “reprisals” by terrorists over el-Rufai’s allegation that is yet to be proven.

“The governor is equally yet to go to the press with the statistics of the present attacks inflicted on the Adaras stating the ethnic nationalities of the victims. The terrorists are yet to be arrested,” SOKAPU lamented.

SOKAPU also raised alarm at the increasing spate of mass slaughter unleashed by terrorists on innocent people living in Adara communities that have so far claimed the lives 117 Adara natives, including destruction of 140 houses and properties worth billions of naira within one month.

According to the Union; “Since the commencement of this bloodbath by terrorists in Kajuru Local Government Area, Ungwar Barde in Maro ward has so far suffered two attacks, culminating in the murder of 10 persons, including a pregnant woman on February 10, 2019 and another invasion on Sunday March 10, 2019 that resulted in the killing of 17 persons.

“In yet another brazen genocidal attack on Adara natives, Karamai village came under heavy attack on February 26, 2019 which claimed 38 people, with about 40 houses burnt by the invaders. While the smokes from these dastardly attacks were yet to clear, Inkirimi and Dogonnoma villages came under attack on Sunday March 10, 2019 where 52 persons were killed, while about 100 houses were razed down,” SOKAPU stated.

1 Comment
  1. Ningir Tarsoo says

    Everyone Knows El Rufai Is A Religeous Bigot,he Hates The Christians With Intense Passion.

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