Kaduna killings: Birnin-Gwari community petitions Amnesty International
[5/16, 10:11 AM] nasirdambatta: Stakeholders in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State under the aegis of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance have petitioned the Amnesty International(AI) over recent cases of killings, kidnappings and cattle rustling.
In a 19-page petition made available yesterday through PRNigeria in Abuja, the stakeholders regretted that the Kaduna State government has “abandoned” them to their fate hence the recent killings and kidnappings and called on the international human rights body to wade into the crisis before the community is decimated.
The community noted that several entreaties were made to the state government including the latest security alert sent through the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on March 17, 2018.
Part of the statement read: “With the killings of renowned grand commander of bandits/kidnappers, Buhari Tsoho (a.k.a Buharin Daji) at Nabango, a territory under Birnin-Gwari Local Government just 16 kilometres to Dansadau in Zamfara State, there is tension in our local government area. Information from reliable sources indicates that the renegades of Buharin Daji are coming massively on revenge mission.
“Already, suspicious movement of people armed with sophisticated weapons are glaringly witnessed around Goron Dutse, Kuriga, Maganda, Unguwar Nachibi communities. At the moment, kidnappers are having field day along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road on a daily basis. Some villages terrorised by armed bandits such as Kirazo and Layin Mai Gwari had relocated to Birnin-Gwari town.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Nigerian army chief, Tukur Buratai has given troops a few days deadline to end the Birnin Gwari killings.