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Kaduna LP Guber hopeful calls for calm over killings of 17 in Zangon-Kataf

…Says, old women, children killed.

…Urges Govt to fish out perpetrators.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Jonathan Asake

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Hon. Jonathan Asake, has called for calm in Zangon Kataf local government area after an attack on Saturday night that claimed the lives of 17 people.

While he expressed shock on the attack and killings, Asake condoled with the deceased families and prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims, according to a release on Sunday by his Media Aide, Mr. James Swam.

He also called on Governor Nasir El-Rufai to be bold and develop the political will to solve the lingering cases of incessant killings in the (Zangon Kataf) local government in particular and the state in general.

Asake decried a situation where innocent old men and women as well as little children would be attacked and killed in their sleep, describing it as a barbaric act, which should never be condoned in any sane society under the rule of law.

He lamented that the attack – suspected to have been carried out by terrorists, who have continued to invade and displace hapless and defenceless communities unprovoked, with impunity – has become a regular occurrence in the communities around the local government.

Hon. Asake urged the Kaduna State Government to act fast against the perpetrators of last Saturday’s inhumanity against man to serve as deterrent to other criminal elements in the society, and to forestall reprisal in other communities.

Asake also said that the security agencies must swing into action immediately by arresting and prosecuting those criminal bandits suspected to have murdered the 17 villagers in Ungwan Wakili of Zangon Kataf LGA.

According to him, “It is only when the long arm of the law is seen to have acted against criminality that criminals would fear committing crimes.”

The LP candidate appealed to the various communities in the local government to live in peace and harmony, irrespective of ethnicity and religion, while asserting that, “This is the only panacea to development.”

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