By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has paid a solidarity visit to his colleague in Kaduna South Senatorial District, Danjuma La’ah, calling for the formation of Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) to stop the persistent killings.
According to the Senator, ending the Southern Kaduna killings should be followed with a development plan adding that the region has been neglected overtime.
Shehu Sani during the visit to Sen Danjuma La’ah at Tum in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state on 27 Dec, 2016, said the killings in Southern Kaduna communities by herdsmen have moved to Niger state warning that Abuja could also be affected if adequate measures are not taken.
“Both Southern Kaduna and Niger state communities are close to Abuja. That is a serious danger, Shehu Sani said adding, “it is unfortunate that Southern Kaduna has become a slaughter ground and a cemetery.”
“Southern Kaduna killings is a reality in Nigeria and Northern part of this country that has been going on for years, and it is very clear the government is unable to protect lives and properties of its citizens,” Sani added.
He said: “For us to get a way out of this mess, there is need for a strong security presence in all the Villages and towns in Southern Kaduna. there is also need for civilians JTF where the people in the villages will fully be involve, funded and supported to protect there own communities.”
“There is a need for an immediate action to nip the activities of this herdsmen killing people innocently,” Sani said adding, “the tragedy in Southern Kaduna is also moving to Niger state. These communities are so close to Abuja. You can see the danger of the killings,” Sani added.
The Senator said there was need for economic master plan for Southern Kaduna to address the neglect, abandonment, poverty and under development that has seriously ravaged the zone for a very long time.
“Stabilising Southern Kaduna will not be enough without any economic agenda. We must develop the area and make all part of the area accessible by providing infrastructures and develop social amenities. That is the only way we can have a permanent solution,” Sani added.
In an interview with Elanza News, Sani said,” Southern Kaduna has also become were humans lives has become so cheap. I am very disturb about this,” Sani said.
Sani also suggested a consultative community meeting funded by the Federal Government for all the villages and towns to have interactions. He said the meeting should also involve the natives, cattle rearers and others ethnic groups.
“No enough word can be qualify when there is satisfaction by the side of those who are victims. The first right in the Nigerian constitution is the right to life. The government can not be described as doing enough until and unless this killings stop. The federal government must provide the necessary.”
“I think ending this problem has gone beyond ‘I have done enough.’ It should be accompanied with an economic blue print to face the problem of under development and neglect of the Southern part of the state.”
“It is very clear that the people of Southern Kaduna are treated as outcast. They listen to Plateau Media out stations to know what is happening in Nigeria. For Southern Kaduna to depend on Plateau to exist as humans beings is very unfortunate,” Shehu Sani declared.
Source: Elanza News