Senator Shehu Sani has lamented the increasing spate of killings in Southern Kaduna, urging that a more workable strategy must be adopted b y stakeholders including the government and the people of the area to end the carnage.
Sani, a member of the 8th Senate who spoke during a peace parley meeting between Christian and Muslim clergies in Kajuru, Kaduna State weekend said the situation in Kajuru and parts of Southern Kaduna was beginning to threaten the peace of the entire country.
He called on Christians and Muslims in Kajuru and other Southern parts of Kaduna to unite in the fight against armed banditry and terrorism, insisting that it has become very imperative for all hands to be on deck in order to nip the ugly and unfortunate situation in the bud.
He said both the Christians and Muslims must unite to resist and fight banditry, terrorism, kidnapping and insurgence that have threatened the unity and peace of the region, adding that the report of genocide, killings and massacres that have been happening in Kajuru and Southern Kaduna axis has become a shame and a disgrace to the people of Kajuru, Kaduna state.
According to the former lawmaker, the North has suffered tremendously as a result of the incessant killings and bloodshed, explaining that “for four decades blood has been shed in Kaduna State in the name of religion or ethnicity. Since we were Children we have witnessed killings and bloodshed for the last forty years.
Senator Sani said if the Muslims and Christians do not unite to fight this terrorism, their Children, Wives and grandchildren will continue to suffer these endless killings and bloodshed.
He further said that both Muslims and Christians must denounce banditry and terrorism who have no religion, stressing that the Muslims minority must outrightly condemn the killings on the Christian Communities, also the majority Christians must condemn the killings on the Muslims minorities.
“The majority Christian population should be able to protect the Muslim minority and the minority Muslim’s voice should be heard loudly and clearly condemning terrorism and Banditry, there should not be sympathy for anybody.
“Sympathy for banditry and terrorism put you on the same league with them. Fathers, Children and women are massacred every day. The North has become an area where ceaseless mourning, bereavement and funeral services have become a daily affair in the Northern part of Nigeria.
“We must condemn the mass murder in Kaduna as we condemn the mass murder going on Katsina, Birnin Gwari, Zamfara and Niger States. We must not justify, rationalize or give an excuse for killings or murder.”
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