Group Decries Some Security Personnel Role Insecurity In Kaduna Community


By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna

Religious Leaders under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has passed a vote of no confidence on a section of security agencies in the area aside the military for fuelling insecurity in the area.

This was part of the resolutions reached at the end of a summit by pastors in the area, following what they termed “the destruction of crops, macheting and indiscriminate killing of Christians across Sanga Local Government Area”.

Apostle Silas Dabo, the CAN Secretary in the area, while reading the communiquè signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Association to newsmen shortly after presenting a copy to the offices of the Council Chairman and the Forward Operating Base of Operation Safe Haven in the Gwantu on Tuesday, lamented that the conflict between pastoralists and farmers has since become a merchandise and easy path to opulence by some section of the security in the local government.

He explained that the whole situation has left farmers helpless and aggravate the situation and appealed to the higher authorities to investigate the alleged favouritism and lack of justice no matter whose oaks is gourd in order to ensure sanity for sustainable peace and unity.

The pastors’ noted that for the fragile peace to be maintained, the security should desist from taking sides on conflicts between farmers and pastoralists and ensure that justice is done to carry everybody along in the area.

They summit also advocated that cattle grazing should be halted at the commencement of every farming season until the end of harvest, just as it was the practice decades ago, stressing that through such practice, there was orderliness then.

The Association maintained that they would continue to prevail on the Christendom to desist from resorting to violence in solving the issue, saying that they will make deliberate efforts to always give a chance towards the maintenance peace in the area.

The summit also discussed issues bothering the forthcoming general elections which they alleged that plans are on to deny most of them who are yet to collect their permanent voter’s card access to them, thereby denying them the right to actively participate in choosing who should lead them.


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