Governor to people; don’t politicise “kajuru killings”
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has appealed to the people of Southern Kaduna zone, where he said 66 persons were killed recently, not to politicise the killing of innocent people by criminals, vowing that his government will stop at nothing to ensure that perpetrators of such heinous crimes are brought to book.
The governor stated this, yesterday, after he was led to the scene of a recent crisis in Kajuru Local Government Area, where he claimed 66 persons were killed.
However, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, the umbrella body for the people of Kaduna south, has accused el-Rufai of taking side in the latest killings in some communities in the state.
In a statement by his spokesman, the governor said the state government would not allow itself to be hamstrung, while performing its responsibilities.
According to Aruwan’s statement, “Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has visited the scenes of the Kajuru killings.
The governor was accompanied on the trip by Major-General Faruk Yahaya, GOC 1 Division of the Nigerian Army; Air Cmdr. I. Sani of Nigerian Air Force; Police Commissioner Ahmad Abdurrahman and state Director of DSS, A.I. Koya.
The Chairman of Kajuru Local Government Council, Cafra Caino, also joined the governor on the visit. “The Kaduna State government notes the concerted and apparently coordinated efforts by bigoted busy bodies to deny the Kajuru killings or to minimise the casualty figures, and the specious arguments being deployed in this despicable quest.
The Kaduna State government condemns in the strongest terms attempts to politicise the killings.