Sultan blows hot over Southern Kaduna killings

Sultan blows hot over Southern Kaduna killings

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Chairman Northern Traditional Rulers Council and Sultan of Sokoto, His eminence Sa’ad Abubakar (III), has ridiculed the killings in the southern part of the state, describing the “madness” with a potential of escalating into other parts the State as unacceptable.

SULTAN OF SOKOTO, HIS EMINENCE SA’AD ABUBAKAR III, KADUNA STATE GOVERNOR, MALAM NASIR EL-RUFA’I

He gave the admonition at Council’s Executive meeting on Monday in Kaduna State.

The Sultan cautioned those involved in killings in Southern Kaduna to stop the act, saying, “enough is enough”.

He emphasized that no man in his right senses go on a killing spree of innocent people under whatever guise.

The religion leader also berated politicians as forces behind the unrests in the southern part of the state.

He also appealed to the people of the State and Nigeria in general that no politicians mean well for them.

“lf you keep on igniting killings based on ethno-religious differences because it is the innocent children that are killed while that of the elites are protected”, he said.

Speaking on steps his Government has taken so far to half the killings, Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai said, “a military base, Mobile Police Depot, Air Force and strike force personnel have been deployed to the zone”.

“Also, equipment like drones and GSM trackers are being used which had helped to neutralized thousands of the bandits in the State. We also set up a Peace Commission to mediate between the aggrieved people”.

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He said, the Southern Kaduna crises had prevailed for the past 40 years since the first Kasuwan Magani riot.

The Governor recalled that Kaduna is a mini-Nigeria with over 52 ethnic groups, which represents 10 percent of Nigeria’s ethnic groups.

According to him, the danger of it is that, crimes committed by criminals often times were given ethno-religious interpretations erroneously for selfish motives.

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