By Lola Seriki-Idahosa, KADUNA …Fulani organizations has called on the State and Federal Government to set up an independent panel of investigation to unravel the mystery of missing dead bodies hidden and / or burnt in the affected areas of recent killings in Kajuru.
In a press conference held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) press centre on Friday 22nd, addressed by the group leader Engr. Saleh Alhassan also called on the security agencies to commence the process of detailed documentation of the violence including the collection of exhibits and all relevant information to isolate the perpetrators of the violence, arrest and prosecute them for genocide their action was the total extermination of the families.
They appealed to Nigerians to condemn the violence, and support the peace loving people to embrace the spirit of brotherhood and peaceful and harmonious coexistence.
They also called on Government, humanitarian, organisations and other spirited individuals to come to the aid of the victims so as to provide relief and succor and to help them to quickly recover from the shocks and trauma.
According to him, “The State and Federal Government to enhance security vigilance so as to guarantee the live and safety of all Nigerians in every nuke and cranny of the nation.
“Fulani pastoralists in the affected areas and throughout the State to remain peaceful and to continue to have faith in the capacity of Government to address their plight.
“We want to state it on record that this is the third time that these forms
of crimes are committed by the Adara communities against the pastoralists, now becoming a recurring phenomenon since 2017.
“I believe every Nigerian will recall the brutal murder of about 100 innocent pastoralists, mostly children, women and the elderly by the Adara militant youths at Angwan Aku and environs in June 2017.
“That episode is yet to be investigated, and to date, nobody is held accountable. We believe these are the reasons for the continuous attacks, all directed at the total displacement and annihilation of the Fulani pastoralists and by extension, every Muslim in the Local Government.
“This tendency must be addressed now.
Finally, we recognize the effort of the security agencies in rescuing some of the victims, but hasten to add that there intervene came too late after the brutal murder of many.
“Again, the Kaduna State Government, contrary to the previous practice of shielding information and denying the occurrence of similar type of violence, have come out openly to condemn the
violence and initiate processes through which the carnage was contained.
“We urge and appeal for more efforts in this direction, as well as the strengthening of early response
forms of massacres in the future.
ponse to halt such”