SOKAPU URGES SELF PROTECTION AGAINST FULANI

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SOKAPU URGES SELF PROTECTION AGAINST FULANI

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has called on all its communities in Kaduna State to protect themselves from the unprovoked attacks of Fulani Herdsmen.

SOKAPU, is the umbrella body for Southern Kaduna people, the call was necessitated after series of attacks on its people, and also a recent incident where Fulani Herdsmen killed a district head and his nephew in Fadan Karshi, Sanga Local Government Area, of Kaduna State.

Barrister Solomon Musa, The National President of SOKAPU, maintained that such unprovoked Killings by Fulani are not new to the people of Sanga.

SOKAPU said, “Natives of the local community have been maimed, slaughtered, and massacred over the years. In the past 2 years, over two hundred people have been killed in Sanga Area Council. While other Southern Kaduna communities have also witnessed such barbaric act of Killings from terrorist masquerading as Fulani Herdsmen, a situation that has turned many women widow, and left thousands homeless.”

“We firstly, commiserate with the people of Sanga Local Government over the new attack, even as they prepare for the burial this Saturday, and pray that the Good Lord bring healing and peace to their communities. We also appeal to the state government to, as a matter of urgency, influence the permanent deployment of security personnel to that area, especially the forest serving as boundaries with Plateau and Nasarawa states.”

“We are also calling on the people of Sanga, and all other communities in Southern Kaduna that have borne the brunt of countless attacks from suspected herdsmen, to begin to explore other self-help means of thwarting these persistent attacks that have left some of the Southern Kaduna people in ruins.”

“This self-help is to complement whatever measures the state government has/is taking to curtail these killings. We owe it to ourselves to reduce the numbers of mass graves used in burying our people; from becoming increased features of our communities,” SOKAPU added.

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