Stop Killings In Southern Kaduna (ACF)
The Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF) has called on both the federal and state governments to stop the killings in Kaduna.
The forum noted that it is always alarmed with the daily reports of killings in the area
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the forum, Emmanuel Yawe said,’ today, there are media reports, quoting the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) that 33 people mostly women and children were killed in raids carried out between Wednesday and Thursday.
“The raids were carried out in Chickum, Zangon Kataf and Kaura local government Areas.
“All the mentioned areas have been under a 24-hour curfew for the past 65 days.
“That an operation in breach of security could go on, on such a massive scare and such a long period is a serious indictment of our security system.
“Kaduna and indeed the whole of Nigeria are getting tired of assurances and promises from security agencies.
“These promises are made to be broken.
“The agencies will have to prove that they are equal to the task of stopping these senseless murders.
“For now, Nigerians may soon in desperation resort to self-help.
“Apart from the security agencies, the Kaduna and the Federal Governments must demonstrate the political will to stop the killings.
“For instance, the Kaduna state only recently set up a white paper committee to come up with a draft on reports the state government received from the committee that was set up to investigate the 1992 riots in Zangon Kataf. This does not show seriousness.
“Finally, the Arewa Consultative Forum believes that the people of the troubled Southern Kaduna, must irrespective of tribe and religion all come together and resolve to live together in peace.
“This trend of shedding innocent blood on a daily basis must stop.
FORMER Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the incumbent Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, are expected to appear before the House of Representatives over N1.7 trillion appropriated for the implementation of National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) from 2016 to September 2019. Also expected to appear is the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq; incumbent and former permanent secretaries, desk officers involved in the implementation of the programmes in both ministries as well as the National Social Investment Office…Stop the killings in Southern Kaduna.