In Kaduna Elders condemn Fulani herdsmen attack

The elders also called on the government to bring the menace of the herdsmen to an end.

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On Thursday, October 27, 2016, suspected Fulani herdsmen killed seven people and left many others injured.

The Kaduna state police command confirmed the attack, but dismissed reports that seven people died, adding that only four people lost their lives.

According to the police Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Usman, officers of the command have commenced investigation into the matter.

However, the incident did not go down well with some elders in Kaduna state, who condemned the attacks.

The Southern Kaduna Elders Consultative Forum, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Maj.-Gen. Zamani Lekwot (rtd.), called on the government to bring the menace of the herdsmen to an end.

He said “The Southern Kaduna Elders Consultative Forum notes with sadness the destruction of lives and properties last (Thursday) night at Pasakori, a community in Jema’a Local Government Area.

“We appeal to the government to do the needful to restore permanent peace and stability in the communities.

“Coming less than two weeks after the destruction of property and massacre of over 40 lives in Godogodo, this has made it mandatory for us to cry out to the Kaduna State Government and the Federal Government to take decisive action to bring this genocide to an end.”

Also, the Chairman of the Kanikon Development Association, Mr. Waje Williams alleged that security operatives were not on ground to stop the attackers.

Williams said “We, the entire Kaninkon people in Kaninkon Chiefdom, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, are bereaved.

“We are under unprovoked and sustained attacks by the people who are not known but who are working closely with the local Fulani people that we have lived with for many years. The motive of the attacks is unknown but we can see that it is a genocidal mission.

“We are particularly worried because there seems to be a conspiracy of silence and complacency on the part of the security agencies, Kaduna State and Federal Government on the plight of our people.”

Meanwhile, the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar has revealed that Military will soon launch an operation to tackle security challenges posed by herdsmen across the country.

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