By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
A group under the umbrella of concern citizens for peace has condemned in strong terms the wanton killings and destruction of property worth hundreds of millions in Godogodo Village, Southern Part of Kaduna State.
The group also demand for the immediate restoration of checks points in Jema’a Local government.
This was contained in a statement signed by its National President Comrade Richard Augustine and issued to Journalists in Kaduna Wednesday 19th October, 2016.
The statement read in full:
It is no longer news that countless number of innocent lives and properties worth hundreds of millions has been lost as a result of herdsmen clash with native communities in Jama’a LGA and its environs. Kafanchan and its environs are still recovering from the past countless losses. Both Christians and Muslims in Kafanchan have been living and are still living in peaceful coexistence without any bigotry. The residents of Kafanchan and its environs irrespective of religion or tribal affiliation must not allow other people differences affect their relationship and coexistence. The world war was fought with arms and civil wars with arms yet demands were not met. Demands were met when all parties sat at round tables. Conflictcan only be resolved by dialogue not by carrying arms against one another.
It is on this note that we the ‘CONCERN CITIZENS FOR PEACE’ are stating the following urgent request from the administration of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to forestall future occurrences and bring lasting peace in the area.
1. That, the State Government should as a matter of urgency restore military check points in Jama’a LGA especially Godogodo-Gidan-Forest route, Gidan waya-Godogodo-Bede route, Godogodo-Gidan waya-Kagoro route and a response team in Gidan Waya and Kafanchan townships.
2. That, both Christians and Muslims work together to identify intruders, fish out miscreants and inform or hand them over to the security agencies.
3. That, the Fulani leadership (Miyeti Allah) call its herdsmen to order on how the go about their cattle grazing away from farmlands.
4. That, the State Government create room or forum for a peace deal to be signedor agreed between Natives, Hausa-Fulani and Fulani herdsmen
Finally, both Hausa-Fulani and Christians in the area who have been living in peacemust not allow intruders to come in and cause problems and run away, living innocent people or travellers victims of circumstance
Com. Richard Augustine.
Source: Elanza News