- President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the fresh killings in the southern Kaduna area
- The area has been notorious for attacks by a militia on the locals
- While the president described it as a revenge attack, many in the area say it is one-sided aggression against the locals
President Muhammadu Buhari has again condemned the wave of attacks and counterattacks on people among the Fulani and Adara communities in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.
Reacting to the recent bout of attacks on Tuesday, May 12, President Buhari said: “Killing people in the name of revenge is not acceptable.”
The president added that the recourse to self-help, instead of the law of the land is the real cause of the killings and counter killings between the two communities.
The president warned that no person has the right to take the law in his or her own hands.
There have been massive killings in Southern Kaduna for a while now, while locals blame the state and the federal government of not addressing the issue.
Many also think the government's description of the incident as a revenge attack is not correct.
Some have accused the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir Elrufai of bias in handling the issue.
Others have called on the government to take responsibility and ensure that the safety of its citizens is a priority.
Others feel helpless, saying the government has abandoned them to be killed by marauders in their own land.
Already, a mass funeral for victims of the attack has been conducted.
Recall that one Samson Salau, a suspected gunrunner from Plateau state, confessed to selling dangerous weapons, including AK-47 guns, to armed robbers and bandits attacking some northern states, including Kaduna earlier this year.
Salau, in a video clip, confessed to the crimes while being interrogated by DSP Hassan Gimba Sule, the Minna sector commander of the Inspector General of Police (IGP)'s Special Tactical Squad.
The suspect, who spoke in Hausa, confessed that he has been involved in the criminal business for over three years.
The suspect was arrested in Minna, Niger state’s capital, and caught with two pistols and 46 bullets.
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