Some days back, between 9 - 10pm Governor El-Rufai held a meeting with some former LG sole administrators in government house. In the course of his discussion with them he made the following positions: 1. That the Southern kaduna elites didn't get patronage from him and that's why they are instigating their people against him and creating crisis in the area, but that he has vowed that he will not share state money to anybody in Southern Kaduna . That because he refused to give them money the elites had no option than to allow peace to returned to the area. 2. That no matter how long it takes,he will deal with the Leadership of SOKAPU by arresting and prosecuting them particularly now that they have gone back to their hate activities and trying to embarrass him. That he is patie
By George Makeri [email protected] "That boy calls you father - do not bear a hand in his death." Mr. Dede (an Igbo man) sneaked into the class echoing the sentence above repeatedly. My young mind got to work, enraptured by the solemnity of Mr. Dede's tone and the import of the statement he was repeatedly making as he stole his way around the class. I was hypnotised trying to figure out what father was going to kill his son and why. The ensuing pin-drop silence in the class was an indication I was not the only one mesmerized by Mr. Dede's solemn drama. It was in my JSS 3. We were unto Chinue Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart': The Death of Ikemefuna. Ironically, Chinue Achebe was himself another Igbo man. Mr. Dede, our literature teacher, took that statement from elder Ezeudu...
By Benjamin Bala The Ăsholio have a saying; "If you want to know what is in the woods, throw a stone in it", and whatever is therein will come out. This seems to be exactly what the recently passed "Anti-Open Grazing Law" of Benue State has done. Benue State and other places like Taraba, Plateau, Southern Kaduna, Nasarawa, Enugu, Edo, Delta, etc., have suffered attacks from armed herdsmen. These armed herdsmen are believed to have destroyed more lives than Boko Haram or ISIS. Whereas, the then IG of Police Solomon Arase identified them as Fulani herdsmen, but that most of them were however, not Nigerians (Guardian Newspaper 15.02.2016), the Fulani race represented by Miyeti Allah, JNI have consistently denied that the killers were Fulani herdsmen. Hence, the herdsmen killer-Machines hav
CONTINUOUS CLOSURE OF HIGHER INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA: ANOTHER FACE OF BOKO HARAM 1. We have keenly watched and waited for too long with great amazement the continuous closure of higher institutions in the Southern part of Kaduna state. This is another face of Boko Haram – prohibiting western education in the zone by the state government. 2. We are shocked that government has engaged the people of Southern Kaduna in warfare from all fronts – physically, psychologically, economically, academically et cetera. We are sad that instead of the government at the state and the federal to curb the unprovoked attacks and kidnapping on the people of the area and the whole state by terrorist Fulani herdsmen and alleviate the suffering of the people, it has rather embarked on a m
Augustine Fyen 55yrs and a father of 6 and one killed along side with him Abishal Augustine SS1 15yrs old By Samson Bemu A friend, Shai J Maisams raised a critical question and one that should be of major concern to well meaning Nigerians. Especially now that the middle belt and largely Christian communities are seriously threatened and faced with the ominous danger of being systematically wiped out by the murderous fulani herds men. Yesterday, the 18th day of may, 2017 Asso a village in Jema'a LGA of the southern part of Kaduna was attacked again in the still of the night and while it was raining. The evil merchants of death violated a man's house, killed the man and his daughter. Two other men, who were on transit, were also gunned down by these heartless bunch of fire wo...
1.That the Hausas have been in sk for 400 years! 2. That the root cause of the genocide in sk is because of age long crises where muslims suffered more casualties than christians 3. That Marwa is a Fulani word 4. That muslims have been dispersed and displaced in most SK villages 5. That there are 40% muslims in Sk 6. That as long as the root causes are not addressed, the killings will continue 7. That sokapu members have been partaking in the killings of muslims in sk since independence. 8. He also claimed his father came to matsirga in 1946. MY TAKE! 1. The Hausa have no known documented history apart from the Tales by moonlight fairy tale of Bayajidda and the snake in daura. It is therefore impossible to begin to have any history in SK. But assuming this is true, in 400 year
BY Jubal Free-man Dabo [email protected] THE OPENING Shall we live or die trusting in a government that is sure not going to salvage us from the chains of destruction? Sure, every human fellow that shall allow himself a victim where his/her strength is worth useful shall stand in judgement to answer for this sacred life he/she refused to protect. Hence, the call for self defence in an era where the hope turns the prime hurt. It is crystal clear terrorism has now found a place in the heart of each and every Nigerian with total disregard to age or experience. The sound of guns today rather than being an unfamiliar thing causes and argument between children of nursery school age. Listen to these kids watching movies today, the argument will be whether or not the sounds of guns ...
A PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ASSO VILLAGE MASSACRE IN SOUTHERN KADUNA On 15th April 2017, at about 7:00 pm, an attack was launched by Fulani militias in Asso village, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state. The attack came when the people were in the church for Easter vigil celebration. The killers took advantage of the event by sporadically shooting at the faithful killing at least 12 persons on the spot with many injured. Having presided over the mass burial of atleast 10 Catholics along with their parish priest Revd Fr. Alexander Yayock the following day, I’m by conscience compelled to make the following statements: 1. The attitude of the state government has been marred by lots of complicity and bias which exacerbated rather than ameliorated tensions. The Governor in most ca
Gentlemen of the Press, It is with heavy hearts that we now tell the world that we have again commemorated another major religious festival mourning the death of twelve of our beloved brothers and sisters that were murdered in cold blood at Asso in Jema’a Local government area of Kaduna State on April 15th, 2017. Others are in critical health conditions following that attack. We pray for God’s comfort to the families of the bereaved and divine intervention for the quick recovery of those surviving with varying degrees of bullet wounds. We are so troubled on every side that at a time when we were supposed to be celebrating the suffering, death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ for the sin of mankind at Easter, we were plunged into wailing, the anguish of soul, bitter
J D. Bagobiri The celebrations of this year’s feast of the Resurrection of our Lord is coming at a time that Christians in southern Kaduna and in many parts of the Middle Belt region of Northern Nigeria have passed through lots of persecution that had left many of our members dead and properties including homes, churches, shops, schools etc were destroyed. The message we wish to send out is that of encouragement to all victims to be strong and not be fainthearted. Despite the ordeals suffered in the past year, we must remain steadfast in our faith in Christ. Our situation is like that of the early disciples of Christ whose mood following the suffering and death of Jesus on the Cross was one of sadness and seeming disappointment. But with the joyful news of Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter