The Chairmanship Candidate of the Peoples Democractic Party PDP, in Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna State, Hon. Francis Sani has said that no amount of genocidal attacks will be enough to make his people Relinquish their lands to anyone.
The Chairmanship hopeful, stated this in a press statement signed and issued to Journalists in Kaduna on Tuesday barely 48 hours after a Reverend with the ECWA Church at Kibori Asha-awuce was murdered, 2 persons at Kurmin Masara, 11 persons at Apiejim part of Kibori, and 1 person at Doka in Zaman Dabo ward, all in Atyap Chiefdom were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
According to him he was grieved by the continues fresh attack and extend his most sincere heartfelt condolences to the families victims, Atyap Chiefdom, and the entire people of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.
” These latest attacks, like others before it, was an act of provocation by the enemies of our people. But I urge us all not to cave in to the antics of these demons who are trying hard to destabilise our Local Government with a view to making elections either impossible or in a bid to ensure the election is conducted under heavy military presence.
“In addition, we wish to make it categorically clear to our attackers that it is not our fault that God has gifted our ancestors the very areas we occupy today, and no amount of genocidal attacks will be enough to make us relinquish those lands to anyone,” Francis maintained.
” I therefore, call on community leaders and our teeming youths to unite, network and remain vigilant across all communities in the Local Government going forward, so that our attackers do not get away with their crime everytime they come attacking by promptly alerting the security agencies.
” I also call on all security agencies in the area to improve on their intelligence gathering as well as their response mechanism whenever there is news of ongoing attacks.
He further tasked President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Kaduna State Government in particular to demonstrate leadership by ensuring that the frequent attacks are stopped and the perpetrators apprehended and brought to book,adding paying a lip service to the genocide taking place in Southern Kaduna, as has been the case since the coming to power of this Administration, will not resolve the crisis.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed, speedy recovery for those receiving treatment and succour to the bereaved.
” Together, we shall take our Local Government and restore peace in every community. It is possible.” He added.