The Sultans of Sokoto, Dr. Sa’ad Abubakar (III), and the Chairman, Northern Traditional Rulers, have on Monday, in Kaduna state, describe the killings in the southern part of the Kaduna as “madness” which has to stop with immediate effect.
The chairman calls on those people involved in killing in southern Kaduna state to stop the evil act, saying ‘enough is enough.’
In his speech during the Executive Council’s meeting in Kaduna, he noted that no man on earth in the right senses would go and be killing innocent people under whatever guise.
According to him, politicians are forces behind the unrest in the southern part of Kaduna state.
The monarch called on the people of Kaduna state and all Nigerians that politicians mean well for them, adding, “if you keep on igniting killings based on ethnoreligious differences because it is the innocent children that are killed while that of the elites are protected.”
Recall that the Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the state governor of Kaduna state, reminded the gathering executive councils in the meeting that the southern Kaduna crises had prevailed for the past 40 years since the first Kasuwan Magani riot.
However, Governor El-Rufai said Kaduna is a mini-Nigeria with over 52 ethnic groups, meaning that 10 percent of Nigerian ethnic groups are from Kaduna state.
He said that the danger behind it is that the crimes committed by criminals for their selfish motives were given entho-religious interpretation.
El-Rufai, while speaking on what his administration has been doing to put a stop to the killings, said, “a mobile Police Depot, a military base, strike force personnel, and Air force have been deployed to the zone.
Also, equipment like GST trackers and drones are being used, which has helped to neutralize thousands of the bandit in Kaduna state. The committee also set up a Peace to mediate between the aggrieved people in the state.”