Southern Kaduna Killings: Isa Ashiru Speaks

Honourable Isa Mohammed Ashiru

…calls on FG to remind security architecture

…urge state govt to dialogue with critical stakeholders.

Isa Ashiru, the Kaduna state PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 election has called on the federal government to rejig the security architecture of Nigeria if it desires to overcome it numerous security challenges.

He made this call in a press release to journalist in Kaduna today.

The for former state law maker who said the unfortunate incidence should not be politicised urged the state government to engage a cross section of critical stakeholders in seeking for a sincere and lasting solution.

While condoling withe those that lost members and their families and friend, Ashiru wished the injure quick recoveries.

Read full text of press release….

PRESS STATEMENT BY RT. HON. ISA MOHAMMAD ASHIRU ON THE RECENT SPATE OF KILLINGS AND BANDITRY IN KADUNA STATE

Our dear nation, and our dear Kaduna State are at a crossroad. The activities of criminals and bandits across the Country and Kaduna State in particular have assumed an unimaginable proportion. In the past one week alone, a sizeable number of people have been gruesomely murdered, maimed or kidnapped across various communities in Chikun, Igabi, Zango Kataf, Kaura, Jema’a, Giwa, B/Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas.

In the face of this great adversity, we cannot afford to remain silent. The life and property of every Kaduna State citizen matter, and government MUST do all it can to secure both.

While we cannot seek to score any political point from the rising incidents of killings, kidnappings and banditry in any part of the state or nation, it is instructive, however, to note that the current approach at tackling the issues by government at both state and federal levels have failed. Thus, President Muhammadu Buhari should heed to wise counsel and rejig the security architecture of the nation without further delay. The current set of service chiefs has done its best, but they must give way for fresh hands and certainly new ideas. Their continued stay is weighing heavily and negatively on the morale of the forces and this is not desirable at this crucial moment.

Similarly, the State Government must change gear to demonstrate responsible leadership by showing empathy and giving assurances for the safety of the people, instead of making excuses and inflammatory remarks at this time when courageous leadership is needed.

The State Government also needs to not only consult, but work with relevant stakeholders; traditional leaders, CDAs, pressure groups, opinion leaders, in the best interest of the people and the state. Where this continues to be lacking, the people perish.

I also call on leaders across political parties to close ranks and work with government to restore peace and the dignity of our people’s lives. It may be a daunting task, but surely not impossible.

In conclusion, I sincerely commiserate with all victims of violence and banditry in our state and pray that Almighty Allah will heal those injured. I urge everyone to be calm, vigilant and cooperate with security agencies to end the cycle of bloodshed. Remember that eternal vigilance is the price for lasting peace.

Above all, let us unite; hold fast and pray that soon, the forces of good shall overcome those of evil.

God bless our dear State Kaduna and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Signed: Rt. Hon. Isa Mohammad Ashiru (Sarkin Bai Zazzau)
26/07/2020

2 Comments

  1. My comment is do the Muslims think Christians live matters? Kaduna is Gbagi land, when has it become the property of the Muslims that the “so called leaders” who is a dictator, liar In the Media that Southern Kaduna ethnic groups fight within them? The government of Buhari who is just a figure head. Nigerians wake up take people when they spoke something, take them serious. Killings of Southern Kaduna indigenes has been on for a long time and nobody is saying anything. Governor El- Rufai or whatever his name pay the killers after they’ve done the killings. Do you hear him commenting or sorrowful? Now Nigerians, why are you quiet? When you see things are not right you just sit there, that’s not democracy but autocracy. If it is the people that voted or not they have a right to have a voice in the way they’re governed. The people have a right to reject things that not for their benefit, if he doesn’t listen he could be impeached. Who said that “ only Hausa/ Fulanis must ruled in Kaduna? The God of the Christians watches, I promise you they will not go unpunished. God will undo all that he has done. He kills and place a curfew and sent the killers to go and kill everyone and he thinks he or they’re winning, let’s see who will laugh last. Even they finished us by killing we still win. I can’t finish all what I have to say. But thank you 🙏

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