– CAN lamented that despite the heavy security forces present in the state, killings still continue at alarming rate
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lamented the continuous killings in Southern Kaduna despite the heavy of presence of security in the place.
Chairman of Northern CAN, Rev. Pam stated that the isolated killings in that part of the state has claimed more lives than the real communal and religious crises ongoing, The Sun reports.
According to Rev. Pam: “We are worried over the ongoing isolated killings in Southern Kaduna State which appears to have claimed more lives than the crisis, innocent persons are being attack and kill; the military and the police should take appropriate measures to stop the killings because it would affect the entire north.
“The crisis started with the killing of one person and graduated to five, ten, 20 and today hundred of lives have perished, yet with the heavy security presence, people are still being ambushed and killed in the bush.”
Reverend Pam called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to take charge and end the crisis in the region.
Pam also advised Governor Nasir El-Rufai to seek for help from past leaders of the state as all his measures to curb the crises in the state have yielded negative results.
Pam said: “Governor El-Rufai should consult his former colleagues, particularly Sen. Ahmed Makarfi to know how he solved the problem during his administration, because the steps he has taken so far has not yielded desirous result.
“Also, the Federal and Kaduna state government should take urgent steps in solving the problem, otherwise there would be no solution to what will likely happen in other states.”
Pam however commended Acting President Osinbajo for deploying security to the area and inviting religious and traditional leaders for a meeting to deliberate returning peace to the troubled South.
Meanwhile, in one of the isolated killings mentioned by Rev Pam, a resident of Southern Kaduna identified as Peter Magayaki was shot dead on Wednesday, March 1, while working on his farmland.
This was disclosed in a statement released by Yakubu Kuzamani, the spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), on Friday, March 4.