Shehu Sani Makes Fresh Claim On Christian, Muslim Killings In Kaduna
Former lawmaker, Shehu Sani on Wednesday made some assertions regarding the incessant killing of both Muslims and Christians in Kaduna State by terrorists.
Tweeting from his verified handle on the microblogging platform, Senator Sani asserted that though terrorists in the state spare no religion, Christian legislators are more outspoken about the plight of their people while their Muslim counterparts keep mute, avoiding issues with the government.
“In Kaduna,Muslims and Christians are killed by terrorists on a daily basis.The difference is that Christian legislators stand up and tell the World about the plight of their people while Muslim legislators keep quiet because they don’t want to embarrass or hurt the Government,” the former Senator Representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly wrote on his Twitter page.
Meanwhile, Senator Sani had in another post earlier, observed that no day will pass by without a tragic report of kidnapping or gruesome killing of citizens.
He said: You can’t wake up everyday without one tragic story of killings or kidnappings.This is not how to run a country and this must not be our fate.”
Angry Mob Burn Down Police Station In Niger Over Murder Of Catholic Church Priest
Meanwhile, a mob in Kaffin-Koro, Paikoro local government area of Niger State reportedly burnt down a police station on Tuesday in protest against the killing of a Catholic Priest, Rev Father Isaac Achi.
Recall that Fr. Achi who was in charge of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church in the area was gruesomely murdered last weekend when gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed his residence.
Naija News reported that the Priest was burnt to death during the attack which happened on Sunday morning.
Many hours after the incident, some youths who were said to be angered by the ‘lackadaisical attitude of the policemen in the area, stormed the police outpost today and set it ablaze.
It was reported that the protesters also burnt some cars and houses as some persons even sustained various degrees of injuries.
Confirming the chaotic situation in the area, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Services, Emmanuel Bagna Umar, told reporters on Tuesday that though, the state government is pained by the killing of the Priest, nobody has the right to take laws into his or her hand for whatever reason.
The commissioner stated that the state government would not allow any obstruction to law and order as it is doing its best to ensure the security of the lives and property of citizens of the state.
”Since the incident happened on Sunday, you have seen the commitment of government that is why we are calling on communities to support the government in riding the state of bandits and not to take side by vandalizing government property”, Umar said.
He insisted that violence has no place in the communities.
“We understand the times and trend we are leaving in. No man on this land is permitted to take laws into his or her hands. The same way we go after bandits is the same way we will go after whoever takes laws into his or her hands because we have the responsibility to protect the lives of everyone,” Umar said.