Group backs police boss Muri’s warning against reprisal killings in Kajuru
A political pressure group, One Kaduna (1k) has thrown its weight behind the commissioner of police, Kaduna state command, Umaru Muri’s warning against reprisal killings in Kajuru Local Government.
The group in a statement signed by its Chairman Kefas Magaji and issued in Kaduna said the State Police Commissioner’s warning was “quite timely as the Addara and their Fulani neighbours have failed to sheath their swords, leading to avoidable deaths and injuries, as we confirmed from our brothers in the affected communities”.
Following last Friday’s meeting of security agents and stakeholders, chaired by Governor Nasir Ahmad Elrufai, a fresh resolve was made by attendees to ensure that normalcy and peace returns to the area.
It would be recalled that while speaking to newsmen shortly after the enlarged meeting, the Police Commissioner said thus: “We discussed a lot about the reprisal attacks in Kajuru community. We cannot relent. We are trying our best for lasting peace in Kajuru. We have mobilized more men to the affected area in Kajuru and the situation is under control.
“My advise to the community is that, reprisal attacks will not solve the problem and we are warning the community against reprisal attacks for peace to reign” the commissioner stressed.
Also speaking at the end of the enlarged meeting, the district Head of Kufana, Titus Dauda expressed optimism for peace in the area. Said he: “In Kajuru, we have Adara, Fulani, Hausa and other nationalities. We believe there will be peace”.
Earlier, the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani hailed the efforts of Governor Elrufai in trying to enthrone peace, security and stability in the State, while also urging security agents to bring the perpetrators of the book. Kajuru killings to book.
Senator Uba who is also Chairman Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance criticised the seeming conspiracy of persons he described as conflict merchants, whose shadow has loomed behind the protracted killings. He then sued for peace and harmony among the people of the area.
In same vein, the Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) also condemned the killings and urged the people of the area to be their brothers’ keepers.