The Concerned Realists of Southern Kaduna demanded the state of emergency announcement in the area to stop deaths of innocent.
According to Sahara Reporters, the group leader John Danfulani lamented that many people had fallen victims and had sustained serious injuries. Attributing the attack to the authorities’ (both local and central) failure to handle security issues, he also cited several examples of recent atrocities in the area, which claimed several lives, and suggested that in some cases the government was even inciting crisis: “…like we saw in Chawai Chiefdom, where two persons lost their lives at the weekend, following forceful appointment of a traditional ruler by Kaduna state government while a case is pending in court.”
Thus, the group proceeded with their demands:
“We refused to be intimidated, or harassed, in expressing reality of Southern Kaduna excruciating predicaments, and (the) failure of government and security agencies… The security situation in Southern Kaduna is (being) given less attention and concern, while it is degenerating (into chaos) and human lives greatly being wasted with impunity… We are reiterating our stand that the Southern Kaduna security crises deserves (a) State of Emergency because, terrorists are carrying out gradual, and systematic genocide in our community.”
He stressed the importance of not only taking this measure, but also of separating the issue “from politics and vested interests” and added that is has to do with the “mess and sheer confusion” which according to him now reign in the state.
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