The Youth wing of the southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has called on the people and residents of the area to rise up and defend themselves against terrorists that have now found a safe haven in their forest.
SOKAPU statement is coming after two people were killed while 50 others kidnapped in Ungwan Gimbiya, Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the same community where 16 people were kidnapped in July. One was killed in the July attack while millions of naira were paid as ransom.
SOKAPU said it has continue to observe with sadness, the unabated sacking of its communities by terrorists disguising as bandits.
“The recent killings of two of our kinsmen and the adoption of countless others at Ungwan Gimbiya in Sabon Tasha, a town within Kaduna metropolis has left us perturbed as to the functionality of our Security architecture and the readiness of Government at all levels to tame the rising wave of criminality across the state and the country at large,” a statement issued by National Youth Leader of
SOKAPU, Comrade John Isaac, on Saturday said.
“The rate at which criminals now freely go about committing crimes is alarming.
While we sincerely wish to condole with the immediate families of those who lost their lives as a result of this heartless and barbaric attack, we wish to call on the Nigerian police, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services to as a matter of urgency carry out a rescue operation to ensure the safe return of all the adducted persons.”
“More importantly we want to use this medium to challenge the security forces to comb the entire forest surrounding Southern Kaduna.
“It is our believe that criminal elements, terrorist groups and Jihadists from the North East have found safe haven within these forest areas,” Isaac said adding, “Brethren it is only Biblical to sale off your pair of shoes to afford the necessary means of protecting your homes and offspring.”
“How then thou goeth to bed with your eyes closed when thou knoweth the devil cometh not just to steal but to destroy.
We urge you all to be vigilant and proactive at this perilous time, avoid keeping late nights and report any suspicious movement to the relevant authorities,” Isaac added.