By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
The Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union, SOKAPU Tuesday faulted the imposed curfew on Jema’a and Kaura local government areas, saying it had done more harm than good in the past.
Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna, the President of SOKAPU, Dr. Musa Kaptain Solomon, said: “I want the position of SOKAPU to be clear. We are all in support of any lawful measure that would bring succor, peace and security to our people.
“We are not against any curfew if it would make us more secured. But our experience in the past few weeks has shown that anytime a curfew was imposed, it keeps our people at home for the marauders to easily attack.
“It was under a curfew and the heavy presence of police that Goska, a short distance from Kafanchan was attacked last December.
“It was also during a 24hours curfew that some youths were killed in Samaru Kataf not far from a major police check point last January.
“The curfew in Zangon Kataf lasted for two weeks. People stayed indoors, markets and schools were shut. The victims of the violence were further punished while the killers roamed freely. It became very difficult for many to feed their households.
“If this latest curfew would lead to apprehending the murderers, good and fine. But if it is just to add to our suffering by being forced to stay at home, then we beg to differ” he said.