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State government sponsoring faceless groups to attack Southern Kaduna, SOKAPU alleges

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The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), yesterday, accused the state government of sponsoring faceless groups to attack the people of the area.Its officials insisted that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had not shown any empathy to the victims of various attacks in Southern Kaduna, who have been displaced from their communities by armed Fulani militias.

In a statement issued in Kaduna, SOKAPU Spokesman, Luka Binniyat, condemned the faceless group and National Coordinator of Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners (SOKAPEP), Rev. Dauda Fadia, for faulting claims of the mayhem Fulani militias had been unleashing on Southern Kaduna communities.

“We identified victims by their real names, ages, location and so forth. We also released the names of 100 communities of Southern Kaduna that have been captured and occupied by Fulani militia till date. But Rev. Dauda Fadia said we lied.

“ Our various checks with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State chapter and inquiries from pastors and other men of God in Southern Kaduna show that there is no such person as Rev. Dauda Fadia.

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“We also asked various residents of Fadia Community at home and outside Fadia about Rev. Dauda Fadia and they all said such a person does not and has never existed in Fadia. They said he should produce his surname so that his family can be identified,” Binniyat said.

He added that Southern Kaduna people were angry that a character like Fadia could be created and his nefarious activities linked to their homeland, saying: “If Rev. Fadia exists, we challenge him to come out and refute our claims of his being a creation of insidious fiction.

“Again, SOKAPEF, under which this pseudonym hides to carry out the desperate agenda of its creators, does not exist anywhere in Southern Kaduna, talk less of having branches in the state and at the national level, which Fadia claims to be its National Coordinator.

“We, again, challenge him to produce the office address of SOKAPEP and the names of other members of his executive. It is a shame, an act of cowardice and cruel dereliction of responsibility to hide behind a character with the aim of painting achievements one does not merit.”

SOKAPU further argued that Rev. Fadia fitted properly into the narrative of Governor el-Rufai, who claims to be a Fulani, adding that the governor had insisted that no Southern Kaduna community had been displaced and annexed by anybody.

“He even challenged any traditional ruler to provide evidences, but having arrested and jailed several of them in Southern Kaduna, it would be foolish for any of them not to understand the threat and danger in that challenge,” he added.

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