…“while victims are being punished.”
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has alleged that murderers are walking freely on the streets with no consequence to their actions, in Kaduna State, under Governor Nasir el-Rufai leadership.
SOKAPU lamented that, while the murderers are walking freely, their victims are dragged and punished without consciences as el-Rufai’s style of justice.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by SOKAPU’s National President, Hon. Jonathan Asake, on Tuesday in Kaduna.
“SOKAPU had further observed that, not a single Fulani leader has been called for questioning, not to talk of being detained.
“We also said that under Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, that has been the style of justice – victims are dragged and punished, while the alleged murderers are walking free with no consequence to their actions,” it stated.
The Union had reported how the Nigerian Army, under Operation Safe Haven, whose Commander is Major-General Dominic Onyemulu, tricked some Atyap community leaders in Zangon Kataf LGA, in southern part of Kaduna State into a meeting, at one of their operational bases on Unguwan Rimi-Bajju Road, near Kafanchan in Jema’a LGA, also in Southern Kaduna, and arrested all of them on the 31st March, 2021.
“We reported how after torturous 4 days in the illegal incarceration of the military, they were passed to the Kafanchan Police Area Command under SP Idris Mohammed Gumel.
“Upon the release of our statement on the 17th April, 2021, the Kaduna State Police Command issued a statement, signed by ASP Muhammad Jalige, Police Force Public Relations Officer. Parts of the statement, which was released on 18th April, 2021, made claims that could have only come from an epic movie:
“On 24th March, 2021, at about 1000hrs some herdsmen reported at Divisional Police Headquarters Zonkwa, Kaduna, that some uncertain number of persons had attacked some of their herds, killing seven hundred and six (706) cows and seventy-five (75) sheep and dumped them in a ditch.
“On getting the complaint, operatives immediately swung into action, visited the scene of the incident, took necessary photographs and expanded their investigation, which led to the arrest of fifteen (15) suspects in connection with the barbaric act within the following villages; Mate, Unguwan Tabo, Unguwan Rohogu, Runji, Mashan, Mashan Daji and Wawan Rafi, all of Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf LGA, Kaduna State.
“The Command is deeply concerned about the nature of carnage perpetrated by agents of doom in their quest to set the State ablaze; thus, cannot hold back and watch criminals take laws into their hands,” it stated.