BEPU alleges two herders lynched in Birnin-Gwari are terrorists from Sudan
• Condemns mob action by youths
The Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU) has alleged that the two herdsmen gruesomely killed by aggrieved youths in Birnin-Gwari Local Council of Kaduna State on Sunday, October 2, 2022, were terrorists from Sudan.
It, however, expressed sadness with the mob action by the aggrieved youths.
In a statement, yesterday, the Birnin-Gwari Emirate said findings revealed that the alleged lynching occurred after the suspects (the lynched persons) forcefully snatched a motorcycle from a farmer on the outskirts of Birnin-Gwari main town.
According to the statement signed by BEPU Chairman, Ishaq Usman Kasai, the union is clearly against any form of mob action under any guise but stated clearly that the lynched persons are not herdsmen but terrorist mercenaries from the Republic of Sudan.
The statement stated: “Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU) is saddened by the mob action by aggrieved youths in Birnin-Gwari on Sunday, October 2, 2022, where two alleged “herdsmen” were killed in a cruel and gruesome manner.
“BEPU, a distinct and peaceful union, is clearly against any form of mob action under any guise and is hereby drawing the attention of the citizens not to resort to taking laws into their hands irrespective of frustration and provocation.
“Citizens are urged to always channel their grievances to appropriate authorities and above all continue to devote themselves to prayers for divine intervention in the current insecurity situation.
“The union once more appreciates the efforts and successes recorded by the resilient security forces in their efforts to sanitise Birnin-Gwari area and calls on them to step-up the operations into communities that surround Birnin-Gwari town where bandits are currently demanding and forcing communities to pay “protection fee” and crop harvesting levies respectively.”
“Therefore, BEPU is concerned that the statement issued by the government on the issue did not equally capture and commiserate with the innocent citizens of Birnin-Gwari that were attacked at different locations for the past five days.
“On the same day that the mob action occurred, one driver was killed and scores were kidnapped at Dogon Hawa and Tabanni areas. This is in addition to killings and kidnapping of the innocent citizens of Birnin-Gwari on the roads, in farms and their homes, which have become a daily occurrence,” the statement added.
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