Senator Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker Kaduna Central, has revealed that rationalizing atrocities sustains bloodshed in Southern Kaduna.
Naija News reports that suspected Fulani bandits on Monday night reportedly killed 11 people in a fresh attack in Gora Gan village, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that seven persons were reported to have suffered different degrees of injuries, with others missing.
Reacting to the killings, the presidency in a statement on Tuesday attributed the unending killings in southern Kaduna to the combination of politically-motivated banditry, revenge killings and mutual violence by criminal gangs acting on ethnic and religious grounds.
“From available security records, the problem in Southern Kaduna is an evil combination of politically-motivated banditry, revenge killings and mutual violence by criminal gangs acting on ethnic and religious grounds.
“It is a situation in which one criminal group will kill a member of another criminal group out of ethnic and religious motivations which in turn leads to the eruption of revenge and counter-revenge, thereby making the job of the security personnel deployed to protect lives more difficult,” the presidency said.
In a post on his Twitter page, Shehu Sani wrote: “One of the reasons that sustain the violence & bloodshed in Southern Kaduna is the academic rationalization of the despicable cruelties & atrocities.
“Each time the word revenge is emphasized after a bloodbath, the substance of terrorists committing massacre is blurred and buried.”