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Southern Kaduna People weep as district head, son murdered

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Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) Press Statement — The dastardly murder of the District Head of Mazaki, in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf LGA, Mr Haruna Kuye and his teenage son, Destiny Kuye stands totally condemned. It is an abhorable crime which aim is to cause communal strife, and this our people must resist.

It was a well-planned murder by evil men who sneaked into the village and headed for his home and unleashed terror. The heartless killers also attacked his wife and daughter but they survived with injuries.

The late District head was a man of peace who cared for the wellbeing of his constituency both natives and non-natives.

We hereby send our sincere condolence to his family, Atyap Chiefdom and the entire Southern Kaduna family over this great lose.

We are glad that Kaduna State government has issued a statement condemning the act and we hope that the killers would be found and be brought to book.

We also encourage the Kaduna State government to keep giving security updates on the state.

No citizen of Kaduna state should be killed by brigands and not documented for the public and posterity.

We also want to note with sadness the murder of Albarka Adu’a, who  was killed by gunmen last Sunday during a kidnap raid at Maraban Kajuru, Kajuru LGA.  Adu’a was the former Village Head of Kyemara.

SOKAPU is saddened by the spiraling wave of kidnapping and killings in the state. In Giwa and Igabi LGAs, 13 persons were killed between last Sunday and Monday in cold blood by outlaws who seemed to be making a mockery of the state.

We send our sympathy to all affected families and pray that justice shall come their way sooner or later.

At this point, we still calling on Kaduna state government and the Federal Government to come to the assistance of the thousands of IDPs in Southern Kaduna.

Most of them are living under sub-human conditions, especially children, women, the old and infirmed.

In Kallah, Rimau and Geffe all in Kallah ward, Kajuru LGA, thousands of Adara IDPs are in dire need of food and medical services.

The story is the same with Gbagyi of Chikun, who have fled their homes after Fulani militia have unleashed terror on them and occupied the communities.

They can be found in the thousands in Unguwan Bijeh, Buyaya, Goning Gora, Unguwan Madaki and many Kaduna suburbs south of river kaduna.

No citizens deserve to be so neglected and abandoned by its government after it has failed in its cardinal responsibility of securing their lives and property.

We also call on the international community, NGOs and all men and women of conscience to show interest on these unfortunate citizens.

Sign: Luka Binniyat
SOKAPU Spokesman

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