by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The member representing Zango/Jaba Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Amos Gwamna Magaji, has condemned in strong terms the killings of the District Head of Gidan Zaki and his son in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon-Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
Hon. Magaji made the assertion in a release he titled: “PRESS STATEMENT ON THE KILLINGS OF THE DISTRICT HEAD OF GIDAN ZAKI AND HIS SON ON THE EARLY HOURS OF TUESDAY MORNING BY SUSPECTED FULANI HERDSMEN FROM THE MEMBER REPRESENTING ZANGO/JABA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY, HON AMOS GWAMNA MAGAJI.”
In the statement made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, Hon. Magaji noted that the sad event, which occurred on the early hours of Tuesday, was totally evil and a violation of the sanctity of human lives.
He lamented that the development came at a time peace efforts by the State Government and relevant stakeholders were underway in the area, following attacks on communities, which left scores of people dead and properties destroyed.
The federal lawmaker described the barbaric act as a deliberate attempt by mischief makers to disrupt the relative peace process that the ethnic tribes are enjoying.
Magaji condoled the Atyap Traditional Council and the family of Mr. Kuye, and prayed to God for the repose of his soul.
Hon Magaji stated that he spoke with a government representative, who said the Kaduna state governor, Mal. Nasir El-Rufai, has vowed that “the State Government will not relent in its efforts to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to book.”
He appealed to his constituents to remain calm and cooperate with security agencies and provide useful information that would lead to the apprehension of those, who carried out the evil act.