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Following incessant attacks and killings by Fulani Herdsmen, the Southern Kaduna Elders Consultative Forum (SKECF) has called on the Kaduna and federal governments to urgently intervene in order to put an end to the ongoing genocide in the Southern part of Kaduna state.

This call came on the heels of the killing of seven people on Thursday night in an attack in four villages, Pasakori, Mile One, Misisi and Tudun -Wada, Jema’a Local Government Area of the state by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. In fact, the latest attack came barely a fortnight after the Godogodo
massacre in which 40 people were killed and several houses burnt by suspected herdsmen.

The elders in a statement yesterday, signed by its chairman, retired Major General Zamani Lekwat and the Secretary, Mr. Peter Buba, said they were deeply concerned about the killings and destruction of properties by herdsmen in rural communities in Southern Kaduna. The elders noted that for centuries, Southern Kaduna communities had lived in peace with the herdsmen and wondered why the herdsmen suddenly changed.

They urged both Governments to takeurgent steps to bring an end to the mindless killings and destructions going on in the area.
The elders called on theyouths to remain calm and refrain from taking the law into their hands while urging the government to restore permanent peace and stability in the
communities.

Meanwhile, members of Kaninkon Development Association (KADA) whose communities were affected in the latest attacks have accused the state and federal government for alleged complacency in addressing the security challenges in the a Addressing a press conference yesterday in Kaduna, the National chairman, KADA, Mr. Waje Goska Williams said the attacks are meant to wipe out communities in southern Kaduna. “We are particularly worried because there seems to be a conspiracy of silence and complacency on the part of the Security Agencies and the Kaduna State and Federal Governments on the plight of our people”.

“While these attacks are going on”, he said, “we do not observe the presence of security men in the area giving protection to our
people since we are not at war with anybody”.



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