Southern Kaduna killings unconnected with 2011 post election violence – Ciroma

By Israel Bulus, Kaduna

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Isa Ciroma, has debunked governor Nasir el-Rufai claims that the wanton killings and destruction of lives and properties in Southern Kaduna is connected to the 2011 post election violence.

Ciroma said on Sunday 18th December , 2016 while fielding questions from Journalists in Kafanchan that the killings in Southern Kaduna is not connected to the 2011 post election violence which was fought in many parts of Northern Nigeria.
“There is no record of Fulani herders from Mali or elsewhere coming to Southern Kaduna as el-Rufai said. The Fulani I know in Southern Kaduna are the Kachechere people,” Ciroma said.

“The Fulani men they said intruded in Southern Kaduna, i don’t know them. I have not seen them and I don’t talk to them. They could be there but I don’t see them,” Ciroma added.

“At my 60 years of age living in Southern Kaduna, if there is anything like that at least the age should give me a knowledge to know something like that. To the best of our knowledge their is no any strange Fulani that came from Mali or Senegal and was killed,” Ciroma said.

Ciroma also accused governor Nasir el-Rufai of talking to much without anything to show.
He said the governor is not working to ensure normalcy return to Southern Kaduna.

” I don’t want to talk to much about this Man (el-Rufai). He talk too much on security and we have not seen anything good in Southern Kaduna.”
“I am a victim of the attack in Southern Kaduna and I am neither a cattle rearer nor a farmer but my younger brother was shot at the chest and he died during one of the attacks by herdsmen. This was caused by the nonchalant attitude of our security,” Ciroma added.

Ciroma said if the security agencies had went to the hideout of the terrorists killing Southern Kaduna villagers, “I believed my brother would have been save.”

“It is glaring that the security agencies have not been ask to do their job that is why we are in this mess,” Ciroma said, maintaining that the security challenges in Southern Kaduna has been politicize by selfish and inhuman politicians.

Ciroma further alleged that the governor of Kaduna state is aware that terrorist are camped inside the forest, “But el-Rufai has not taken any proactive measure to ensure the terrorists are cleared. If the terrorists camps are cleared, it will nip the attacks going on.”
In another development, more than 2,000 angry youth and women on Sunday took to the Kafanchan main road protesting against the wanton killings against the people of Southern Kaduna.

Source: Elanza News

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