Hundreds of wailing villagers on Thursday thronged round 38 coffins bearing the corpses of victims killed by suspected herdsmen in Madamai and Abum villages in Kaura Native Authorities Space of Kaduna state.
DAILY POST remembers that about 38 individuals have been killed in Madamai and Abum when suspected Fulani militia stormed the villages, attacked and killed the villagers whereas others sustained varied levels of accidents and are receiving remedy within the hospital with homes burnt by the attackers.
The Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial Zone, Senator Danjuma Laah, lamented that it’s left for the folks of Southern Kaduna to resolve whether or not they need to go into extinction or not.
He stated, “I’ve witnessed too many mass burials in Southern Kaduna. There was a time we buried 134 folks in varied mass graves in 2 days, in the event you nonetheless assume that there’s going to be a authorities that’s going to defend you . . . nicely, I’m sorry for you.
“This mass was organised for the world to see the form of evil that has been visiting us and we now have been burrying our kinsmen silently, simply to await the following mass killings, however this time, the world should see this and bear witness that we’re beneath genocide. If we the leaders converse towards it, we’re branded haters of peace.”
The Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Most Rev Julius Yakubu Kundi, stated that the elite and politicians from Southern Kaduna have betrayed their widespread folks.
He defined, “These harmless, poor villagers mendacity in these coffins would haven’t been there in the event you, our elites and politicians did what it’s best to do. As a result of I do know that you’ve got the technique of doing it, when you understand that we now have nobody to guard us, however due to greed and lack of foresight, you will have deserted our folks.”
Additionally talking, Fr. Billiyok Joseph Abba, stated that the people who dedicated the heinous crime towards the Christian neighborhood could have injured the folks bodily, saying that their Religion in Jesus Christ stays unshakable.
“They’ve reduce down the lives of those brethren, however they’ve solely hastened them into martyrdom and immortality with our Maker,” he stated.
He accused the federal and state authorities of not displaying curiosity in fixing the crime, which he described as pervasive.
“We should not be moved into the methods of the aggressors,” he stated, “as a result of the anger of our Lord would quickly be unleashed on our enemies very quickly.”
However the Chairman, Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter, Rev. Joseph Hayab stated, “We now have written sufficient petitions, wrote too many press statements, organised press Conferences and held a number of protests. Nobody seems to learn or see us.
“The one time they’ll take heed to us is that if sooner or later they enter a village and they’re surrounded and none of them comes out. That day, they’ll pay attention.”
The President of Southern Kaduna Individuals’s Union (SOKAPU), Hon. Jonathan Asake, on his half stated that there was a nicely designed agenda to chase out natives of Southern Kaduna from their communities and supplant a hostile, overseas one.
He defined that because it stands right here at the moment, 104 of the communities in Southern Kaduna have been captured by armed herdsmen and hundreds have been displaced with no consequence to the assailants.
“Our individuals are beneath a transparent genocidal menace and the federal government should be held answerable for all these massacres,” he stated.
Over 30 feared killed, homes burnt as disaster return to Southern Kaduna
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