KADUNA, Nigeria – The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, has expressed sadness with what they described as “recent spiral wave of kidnapping and killings” in the state.
SOKAPU said the dastardly murder of the District Head of Mazaki, in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Mr Haruna Kuye and his teenage son, Destiny Kuye, stands totally condemned.
The spokesman of SOKAPU, Luka Binniyat, in a statement on Tuesday, said that the last attack was a well-planned by evil men who sneaked into the village and headed for his home and unleashed terror, adding that the heartless killers also attacked his wife and daughter but they survived with severe injuries.
The statement added that the late District Head was a man of peace who cared for the wellbeing of his constituency both natives and non-natives.
SOKAPU expressed delight that the Kaduna State Government has issued a statement condemning the act and hoped that the killers would be found and 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,” the statement observed.
In the same vein, SOKAPU noted with sadness the murder of Albarka Adu’a, who was killed by gunmen last Sunday during a kidnap raid at Maraban Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area, adding that Adu’a was the former Village Head of Kyemara.
In Giwa and Igabi Local Government Areas, the statement noted that 13 persons were killed between last Sunday and Monday in cold blood by gunmen who seemed to be making a mockery of the state.
SOKAPU called on Kaduna State and the Federal Governments to come to the assistance of the thousands of IDPs in Southern Kaduna, saying that most of them are living under sub-human conditions, especially children, women, the old and infirmed especially Kallah, Rimau and Geffe all in Kallah ward, Kajuru LGA, thousands of Adara IDPs are in dire need of food and medical services.
It said the Gbagyi people in Chikun Local Government Area, who have fled their homes after Fulani militia have unleashed terror on them and occupied the communities, saying that they are in their thousands in Unguwan Bijeh, Buyaya, Goni Gora, Unguwan Madaki and many Kaduna suburbs south of river Kaduna.
“No citizen deserves to be so neglected and abandoned by its government after it has failed in its cardinal responsibility of securing their lives and property,” the statement emphasized.