- Gabriel Saleh has decried the spate of killings in Southern Kaduna
- The Kaduna lawmaker said the federal government has failed Nigeria
- According to Saleh, over 40 people have been killed in less than two weeks
Following the killings in Southern Kaduna, Hon. Gabriel Saleh, the lawmaker representing Kachia/Kagarko Federal Constituency, Kaduna, in the House of Representatives has said the federal government has failed Nigeria.
Saleh lamenting over the spate of killings during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily noted that over 40 people have been killed in less than two weeks.
The lawmaker who was pained by the attacks in his constituency explained that the people of Kaduna have been displaced following the onslaught by suspected bandits and herdsmen.
According to Saleh, there was a threat in his village called Jabon Tudu and everyone left their houses, he added that people have not been sleeping at home for the past one week.
“So I feel the federal government has failed Nigeria. Our people are crying and suffering, over 40 people were killed in less than two weeks,” he said.
The Kaduna lawmaker urged the Nigerian government to deploy security personnel to the affected area in order to prevent future attacks.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that as killings and insecurity continue in some areas of Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has imposed a 24-hour curfew on two local governments in the state. The local government are Jemaa and Kaura areas of the state.
El-Rufai imposed the curfew after an attack by gunmen at Zikpak, Ungwan Masara in Fantsuam chiefdom of Jemma local government, and Maraban Kagoro in Kaura local government where nine people were reportedly killed.
In a related development, a popular Nigerian singer Joel lost his father to the ongoing killings in Southern Kaduna. The Kennis music star in a post shared on his Twitter page on Saturday, July 7, disclosed that his dad was allegedly shot by herdsmen.
The music star took to his page on Instagram to cry out over the sudden disappearance of his father and some other villagers following an attack on them. Joel had called on Governor El-Rufai and other security agencies to look into the situation in the village.
Unfortunately, hours after his outcry, the entertainer has now lost his father. In the post shared on his Twitter page, Joel noted that his mum and sisters are far too destabilized to talk to him.
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