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Southern Kaduna: Killings portray Nigeria in bad light —Igbo group

By Emeka Nze, Abuja

A group, under the aegis of United Igbo Journalists Forum, has called on the Federal and Kaduna State governments to stop the ongoing massacre of Southern Kaduna citizens by suspected herders adding that the killings portrays Nigeria in bad light before rest of the world.

The group said it was “pained by wanton destruction of lives and property in that part of the country describing it as one killing too many.

It also wondered why the “Boko Haram insurgency seems to have defied all Nigeria’s security efforts in the North East where its activities often leave behind sorrow, tears and blood.”

In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by Comrade Emeka Nze and Pastor Godwin Mbachu, its Chairman and Secretary respectively, the group condemned the incessant killings that is fast reducing Southern Kaduna to a killing field.

According to the forum, “despite its barbaric hue, it only reinforces primitive societies where might was right and further portrays Nigerians before the international community as a people incapable of living in harmony.”

The group reminded governments at all levels that they exist primarily for the protection of lives and property while calling on them, especially the Federal government, to ensure that the people of Southern Kaduna were availed the right of protection.

While commiserating with families of those that lost their loved ones and the Kaduna state government, it urged the security forces to deploy the intelligence available to them to fish out the culprits with a view to prosecuting them and stamping out the killings.

The statement reads in part, “We condemn in strong terms the recent killings in southern Kaduna, where many lives were lost.

“We feel pained by this ugly development and urge the relevant authorities to halt the killings.

“We also plead against reprisal attack by the affected communities as vengeance belongs to God.

Recall that in the last one week 63 people including women and children were killed in , Ja’ama, Kaura, LGA, Doka Avong in Kajuru LGA and Gora Gan Zango Kataf local government.

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