By Auta Obadiah Dauda
The National Youth Leader of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, Comd. Isa’ac John (Sir Jay) has called on the Nigerian Police to live up to its expectations of the protection of lives and properties.
The youth said the Police should stop the blame games in the Kajuru Killings and protect the lives of the people.
Isaac made this call in a statement released on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 in a whatssap group chat of the youth wing and his personal facebook page.
The leader said that the SOKAPU youth wing read with root shock a press statement released by ASP. Mohammed Jalige, the spokeman of the Nigerian Police Force, Kaduna State Command on 29th May, 2020.
That the statement strongly descended on the president of the Adara Development Association (ADA), Mr. Awemi Dio Maisamari saying that He (Maisamari) issued a press statement on the 28th May, 2020 in which the police accused him of circulating “fake and malicious news” on the attack and killings which occurred between 12th and 13th May, 2020 in Gonan Rogo, Makyali and Unguwan Rana communities all in Kajuru Local Government Area in the southern Kaduna part of the state.
That the police acknowledged the killing of 27 persons in these communities on the said dates but denied any further attack in other places within the local government area between 19th to 21st May, 2020 where many people were killed and others displaced.
He said that the youth wing of SOKAPU youth wing will not dwell on issues like this but committed in finding a lasting solution to this wanton and barbaric attacks, killings and destruction of lives and properties on these communities through legitimate means.
He also urged the police to wake up and focus on its core mandate of protection of lives and properties across the affected communities instead of engaging on a blame game.
In the same vein, the leader of the SOKAPU youth wing is saying that this systematic killing, spelling of blood and acts of terror perpetuated on its people is enough and should not repeat itself again because no group has the monopoly of violence and the southern Kaduna youths are not indisposed to violence but not agreed with the words of Mahatma Gandi which says that “An eye for an eye will only make the world to go blind”
Isa’ac urged the government not to keep mute or show little or no concern in ending these acts of terror as its prolonged silence is indeed begging for questions.