Southern Kaduna killings: Arrest Senator La’ah, CAN President, others – Council of Imams and Ulama to FG

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By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.

Council of lmams and Ulama in Kaduna State, has called on the federal and Kaduna State governments to arrest and prosecute persons who made inflammatory statements that instigated the crises in Southern Kaduna.

Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Monday, the council chairman, Sheikh Abubakar Babantune, said the senator representing Southern Kaduna senatorial district, Dr. Danjuma La’ah, CAN President, Dr. Samson Olasopu Ayokunle and CAN Secretary General,  Rev. Dr. Musa Asake should be arrested and prosecuted.

Others according to the Muslim clerics include chairman, 19 District Church Council of Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, Rev. Zachariah Gado, House Member representing Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal constituency,  Barrister Sunday Marshal Katung, President Southern Kaduna People Union, SOKAPU, Barrister Solomon Musa, Dr. John Danfulani and any person found involved.

He said, “In the last one year or so, Kaduna State has not been in peace resulting from the activities of some mischief makers and the reckless utterances of Southern Kaduna political and religious leaders.

“The council of lmams and Ulama is most disturbed with the recent events in the Southern part of the state in particular the recent demonstration organised by persons who don’t want peace in Kafanchan which led to the merciless killings and destruction of property worth millions of naira.

“To actualize their sentimental zeal by way of making insinuative statements that could destabilize the state, several news reports credited to Southern Kaduna political and religious leaders urging their people to take arms to defend themselves and nothing was done to prevent its occurrence until the worse had happened.

“Thus, the situation degenerated into the senseless and merciless massacre of hundredth of Hausa/Fulani Muslims in that area.”

The council threw its support to the Federal and Kaduna State governments in taking any measures legally to deal with any individual or group of persons without fear or favour with the intention of causing further disturbances or breach of peace in order to have a lasting peace in the state.

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