Southern Kaduna Killings: Put an end to provocative comments – CAN tell Governor El-Rufai
The Christian Association of Nigeria led by Reverend Samson Ayokunle has warned Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai to put an end to all the allegations and counter-allegations as regards the killings in the region.
This is was contained in a statement issued by the Reverend during a visit to the Governor on Monday.
Governor El-Rufai recently alleged that some leaders in Southern Kaduna are behind the dastardly act being carried out by armed bandits because they want to get brown envelopes.
The religious body, however, said all stakeholders must come together to find a lasting solution to the incessant killings in Southern Kaduna. This was contained in the statement titled; ” The issue of continuous killings in Kaduna State and the need to stop the killings’ which was presented to the Governor and made available to newsmen afterwards.
According to the statement;
“Sir, whenever CAN in the state and at the national level cry out against the insecurity, it is because we are tired of seeing human beings being slaughtered like animals. It is because not only our heart is bleeding, but that of God our Creator and Maker as well.”
“On many occasions, when I read of ‘unknown gunmen’ and it ends there, I wonder whether it is not the duty of those governing us to make sure that the “unknown gunmen” are ‘known’ and brought to book!”
The people causing trouble are not spirits, so, it should not be too difficult to apprehend them and bring them to book. If there are people sponsoring them, a thorough investigation should be able to fish them out and cause them to face the wrath of the law.
“Let there be a round table discussion and a pledge of cooperation rather than confrontation in finding a solution to this wicked and embarrassing development.
“In view of the foregoing, we request sir the following: A stop to accusations and counter-accusations between the government and other stakeholders over the killings in Southern Kaduna but rather a round table solution. Every provocative statement over the matter should be avoided.”