…Calls for self-defense.
…Queries: “When will the killings of Innocent people in Kaduna stop?”
by Acahdu Gabriel, Kaduna
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter, has also join chorus with other persons and expressed sadness and grieving, following what it decried as the continued killings, kidnappings, banditry, and the “unimaginable evil going on in our state unabated, without any substantial action by the Government and security forces.”
A statement on Monday by the State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, indicated that, “One only needs to see how human beings are killed and roasted by bandits, who attacked Kagoro, to conclude that this is one loss too many.
“How long will this evil continue and when will our leaders act dutifully? Kaduna State citizens are tired of Government’s rhetorical responses without concrete action taken to protect lives and property,” he stated.
“Accordingly, we want to hear and see the killers and kidnappers arrested, as the government’s usual media condemnation whenever there is havoc is not good enough.
“Meanwhile, we appeal to citizens to also wake up and do the needful, protecting their lives and community. When a government fails to protect you, you ought to find a means of defending yourself.
“For the records, Kaduna State has lost several lives in the past four years, while the leaders scarcely show empathy or concern for the victims seeing that the government’s response is usually in the media. Sadly, the dead cannot read nor listen to the news. Then of what use is media condemnation?” he stated.
CAN, therefore, called on the Kaduna State Government to swallow its pride and accept that it has failed the people, genuinely seeking help to immediately halt the wanton killings, kidnappings, and terrorist activities going on in the state.
“Governor El-Rufai and his team should focus on the fight to salvage the state so that he will be remembered for good when he leaves office,” Rev. Hayab added.