Jacob to el-Rufai: Constitute taskforce to end insecurity in Southern Kaduna


By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna.
A former national legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Mark Jacob, has called on Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai to as a matter of urgency constitute a taskforce that will bring an end to the incessant security challenges confronting the Southern part of the state.
Speaking to New Nigerian on Wednesday, Barrister Jacob noted that the issue of security should not be politicised as lives and property have been lost.
He explained that the governor was able to constitute a taskforce on his assumption of office to confront the problems Fulani hersdmen were going through in the hands of cattle rustlers, stressing that with the efforts of the task force, the activities of cattle rustlers have come to a hold in the state.
In the case of Southern Kaduna where innocent people have lost their lives and property destroyed, he noted that the security agents stationed in the troubled communities were at the main roads while people were being killed on a daily basis in the bush without any arrest.
Barrister Mark Jacob said that throughout the rainy season, the farmers could not go to their farmlands for fear of being killed, adding that those who went to farm far from their houses could not come back to tell the story.
He opined that the affected communities had been deserted with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), scattered around neighouring villages with little or no assistance from the state government.
The former national legal adviser of PDP observed that while the state government had done credibly well in arresting cattle rustlers manace, it has failed to give the people of Southern Kaduna a sense of belonging.
Speaking on the amicable resolution of the two factions in the PDP, he noted that the interest of members and that of the party should supercede personal interest, pointing out that the amicable resolution was a testimony of the strength and oneness of the party since inception.
He expressed optimism that the party would bounce back very strong and would reclaim her position as the ruling party in all tiers of government in the country.
He called on members of the party in the country to work tirelessly for the success of the party in future elections, adding that it was the only way to return Nigeria to its past glory.


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