Kaduna communities blame security agents for suspected herdsmen’s attacks
Five communities in Southern Kaduna have condemned security agents for their poor handling of the attacks on their communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
They spoke at the fund raising of N5 million and assorted relief materials for victims of the attacks.
The affected communities include Passakori, Mile One, Ungwan Misisi and Tudun Wada, where about 5,000 people were displaced.
The Kaninkon Elders Forum organised the affected Misisi community and four other villages in Jema’a Local Government Council.
They also raised the alarm over the continued detention of their royal father, Mr. Moses Barde, District Head of Goska, in Kaduna Prisons, even after he was granted bail by a high court. They alleged that the police did not question any member of the Fulani clan, who were the prime suspects.
The Chairman of Jema’a LGA, Dr. Humble Katuka faulted the neutrality of the commanders of the soldiers and police deployed in the councils.
Katuka said: “They have failed to uphold the oath they took when joining their various organisations.”
The National Chairman of Kaninkon Development Association, Mr. Waje Goska William, said: “After the attacks occurred in our four communities, five more people were attacked and killed on their farms. Nothing was done to forestall this even with the presence of policemen and soldiers in these areas. Government has shown that people are not equal before the law.
“This is evident in the sense that, after the attack in Misisi, our traditional leaders were arrested and no Fulani was arrested even when the attack was against our people and it took place in our community,” Goska William said.
The distribution of the fund and relief materials, took place at the Goska Public Primary School, Goska, near Kafanchan, in Jema’a LGA.
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