According to a popular online publication, The Cable, it was reported that 34 persons were killed on Sunday after 2 Kaduna communities (Madamai and Abun) were attacked by bandits. The reason for the attack is yet to be known, however, earlier today what seem to be a reprisal was carried out in Kacecere village in Zango Kataf Local Government Area. According to the Punch, 8 people were killed during the attack.
It is unfortunate that these senseless incessant communal killings in Kaduna no longer attract national attention as most Nigerians seem to have become inured to them while the leaders continue to play the ostrich. For crying out loud we can not continue to live like this.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai needs to do everything within his power as the chief security officer in putting an end to this vicious cycle of ethnoreligious hate and mass murder. The governor needs to dig in deep and get to the root of the matter. These killings and counter killings were not committed by ghosts.
The last time I checked we are not fighting a civil war and there is a statutory government in place in the state, it is bewildering the government is always helpless in mitigating this ugly atrocity that is threatening the peace of the country.
The government should apply a strategic approach in bringing an end to this crime against humanity. Whether it is the carrot or stick, it doesn't matter as far as there is peace.
Again, the state government needs to step down from it's high horse and call all belligerent parties to a round table for a peace talk. Every issue of injustice should be discussed and trashed out once and for all. There should be an amicable way of appeasing the aggrieved parties.
Kaduna state has the potential of being one of the biggest tourist hubs in Nigeria, the government has every responsibility to avoid it being turned into a killing field by some wicked rag tag groups. God forbid!
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