By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The youth wing of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), has appealed to the federal and Kaduna State governments to rebuild the area, following the destruction of lives and property by suspected Fulani militias.
According to the youth, while they continue to mourn the barbaric killings of their beloved brethren by criminal herdsmen militias resulting in the destruction of property and farm produce worth millions of Naira, government should show concern and resettle the displaced persons.
A statement issued by the National Youth leader, Comrade John Isaac Sir Jay, said they are further bittered by the fact that no attempt have been made by both the federal and Kaduna state governments to rehabilitate, reconstruct and reintegrate communities affected by what they described as genocide of their people.
It said that it is against this backdrop that the Southern Kaduna youths believed that any sincere commitment to bringing about peace and promoting peaceful co-existence on the part of government is to ameliorate the sufferings of the affected communities.
The statement enjoined the authorities concerned to bring a total end to the killings.
It added that the masterminders and culprits identified should be brought to book while a deliberate action plan aimed at effectively handling the humanitarian crisis, reintegration and rebuilding programme as well as the reconstruction of social, economic and physical infrastructures across the affected communities.
According to the youths, there should be an all inclusive peace building initiative with SOKAPU given a platform.
“Ensuring adequate security and a secured atmosphere for agricultural activities to thrive. Traditional institutions across Southern Kaduna be reversed to its former status quo as it were in 2015.
“The SOKAPU Youth Wing therefore calls on the Federal and state government to urgently rebuild ravaged communities and reintegrate families and persons displaced by this acts of terror. Anything short of the above will amount to negligence and complicity in the plight of Southern Kaduna people,” the youth explained.