Senator Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna central, has condemned the killings in Southern Kaduna, describing it as an act of terrorism.
Naija News reports that Kaduna has witnessed repeated killings in the past one week. Over 40 people have been killed in communities in Kaura, Zangon-Kataf, Kauru and Kajuru local government areas of the state.
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, had on July 21, attributed the killings to politics and revenge, stressing that the situation was more complicated than what most people think.
Also reacting to a recent attack, Governor Nasir El-Rufai stated that the bandits carrying out the killings do so irrespective of religion.
But in a statement on Saturday, Shehu Sani called on both the federal and state government to treat the killings as an act of terrorism.
He said continuous violence and bloodshed in southern Kaduna stands is unconscionable and stands unreservedly condemned.
Shehu Sani said: “The blood of the innocent is being spilt in the most unimaginably cruel and unspeakably evil manner and with impunity. In southern Kaduna, the north has lost its conscience and the nation has lost its will and spirit. Terrorists have turned southern Kaduna to a mortuary and a graveyard.
“The federal and state government must live up to their moral and constitutional duties and responsibilities by ending the slaughter and the carnage now.
“The killings in southern Kaduna is not a revenge, it’s terrorism and must be treated as such. Gunmen have become the government. Funerals services have become a daily routine. We are becoming a nation of endless mourning and ceaseless bereavement.
“Where women and children are killed and buried every day, the evil that will hunt and torment the nation has been planted. Nigerian political elites shed more tears when their friends dies and no tears when their poor people die.
“The Nigerian poor respectfully mourn the death of the rich or the powerful, the Nigerian rich or the powerful have no tears for the death of the poor.
“Where the people cannot be protected from systemic killings and are not allowed to defend themselves, the government carries the sum of the moral burden of guilt and complicity.
“The national flag is splashed with blood each time an innocent man or woman is killed.”
Recall that suspected Fulani militias reportedly killed seven persons, including an 85-year-old man at Agwala Magayaki of Doka Avong in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State.
The attacks which occurred on Thursday left several people missing and houses destroyed.
The deceased had since been given mass burial while those who sustained varying degrees of injuries were admitted to the Idon General Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.
Recently, gunmen invaded Kukum-Daji village in Kaura Local Government Area at about 10pm and killed no fewer than 21 people at a wedding, mostly youths.
Naija News had reported earlier that suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday night reportedly killed 11 people in Gora Gan village, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State. Seven persons were reported to have suffered different degrees of injuries, with others missing.
While on Wednesday, five people were killed in an attack on Kizachi-Chawai community, Kauru Local Government Area.
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