Armature photograph of Fulani terrorists in free for all killing in the north
Uncomfortable with the incessant killings in Kaduna State, the president, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Dr Jonathan Asake, at the weekend said the Southern Kaduna people are under the siege of Fulani terrorists who are going from one community to another, killing people and chasing them out of their ancestral land. He said the attacks were a conspiracy against the people of Southern Kaduna both by the government of the day and the invaders.
He said, “If the government is sincere and committed to finding peace, the government should go after these invaders that are going from one local government to another, killing mostly women and children. Government should not misrepresent fact by saying it is a farmer and herders clash. Those killed were not killed on their farms, but in their houses. Secondly, there should be a joint task force where the youths will join the security agents to keep vigilance over the community. The community should also be empowered to carry minimal arms,” he said.
In his own reaction, the president of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Reverend Stephen Panya, in a statement, said the manner in which the attacks were being launched against the Christian communities of Southern Kaduna suggested that the invaders are encamped in the not too far location from the village. He accused the state and the Federal Governments of not doing much to confront the attackers.
“We have said it several times that in the face of the dismal security situation, the time is long overdue for the service chiefs to go. We once more emphatically lend our voices in full support of the resolution adopted by the Senate during the plenary, calling on the service chiefs to resign or be sacked by the president due to the prolong security challenges in the country.
“The leadership of the security architecture of the country needs to be urgently restructured for it to be more inclusive and to reflect the various diversities of our nation, in order to be more effective in accomplishing its mandate of protection of lives and properties of the citizens and defend our nation from internal insurgency and external aggression,” he said.
Reverend Panya called on the Kaduna State government in particular and the Federal Government to show more commitment and sincerity in securing the Christian communities in the southern part of Kaduna and appealed to them to also reach out to those displaced.