By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Kaduna state, Hon Jonathan Kish Adamu, has condemned the recent killings in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.
Adamu who is also a former member of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, said in a statement that the killings by criminal elements masquerading as Fulani herdsmen across Kaduna state seem to defy logical reasoning giving the resent attacks in Kujuru LGA with several Adara communities hit hardest.
“When Mallam Nasiru was declared winner of the election in 2015, the expectation was that he will come in with new and creative ideas to end the attacks all over Kaduna State and bring development to the state.
“This was why many people, sick and tired of the PDP voted for him and many celebrated his emergence as governor. Even as an opposition figure, I was releaved that we would be in capable hands. The expectations were high but definitely not misplaced that going by his antecedents as a perceived performer, cerebral, intelligent and progressive leader things will change for the better,” Adamu said but wondered why several communities are being destroyed without the government protecting the people.
He said: “With the continued attacks and killings across the state without abating going into the second year of his second term, the feeling of despair is thick in the atmosphere. Unfurnately the sour relationship of the governor with the people is not also helping matters as the necessary cooperation between the governor and the governed is lacking. Safety of lives and property is the primary function of government and no government should consider itself successful where this is lacking.
“The government needs to review it’s strategy in tackling this crisis and the way it engages with citizens. Too many people have died and any fresh attack is one attack too many,” Adamu said.
The former Attorney General said as citizens, they must play their part in eliminating the causes of conflict, desist from spreading false news particularly in social media.
“We must also cooperate with the security agencies and the government to find a lasting solution to this problem that threthens our very existence,” he added.