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Southern Kaduna Killings Saraki in touch with Kaduna senators, vows to investigate crisis

The Senate President said the upper chamber will make the matter a priority upon resumption from recess on January 10.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki


The Senate is set to investigate the latest killings in southern Kaduna state, says Bukola Saraki, the Senate President.

Saraki disclosed this on Tuesday, January 3, in a statement issued in Abuja by his new media aide, Mr. Bamikole Omishore.

According to the statement, the Senate will make the matter a priority upon resumption from recess on January 10.

This follows the Nigerian Army's assurance that it has not turned a blind eye to the southern Kaduna crisis as it has deployed forces to curtail further carnage.

"Once senate resumes, this issue  (Southern Kaduna killings) will be addressed to get a clearer picture of what the real situation is and find a lasting solution," the statement quoted Saraki as saying.

"Every Nigerian life matters and senate will work to ensure that (the) rule of law is always upheld as prescribed by the Nigerian Constitution," it said.

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It explained that Saraki is already in touch with senators from Kaduna State and constantly getting updates on developments.

Over 800 people were reportedly killed and properties worth millions of naira destroyed by suspected Fulani herdsmen during the Christmas celebrations.

This has led to the criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari for his perceived silence on the crisis.

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