The Senator representing Kaduna South senatorial district, Mr. Danjuma Laah, has described the Saturday and Sunday bloody invasion of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State by suspected herdsmen as an unforgivable crime against the people of Southern Kaduna.
Sen. La’ah in a statement said no group of persons must be allowed to escape with such impunity.
He said, “I heard what was happening since last Saturday evening, but I was stopped from rushing down here. I want to say that what I have seen here is a huge crime.
“It is an unforgivable crime against the people of Godogodo, Southern Kaduna and humanity. No group of persons must be allowed to escape with this impunity.
“My heart bleeds for you and I shall take it upon myself to ensure that the relevant Senate Committee do the needed to bring peace, succor and justice to the people of Southern Kaduna.
“My investigation shows that there were very few soldiers and police here compared to the size of the town and the danger looming over it.
“I’m told that the invaders had far supprerior weapons. Again, some of the soldiers have been here for months without allowances and basic welfare. There is no way they can be at their best in these situations.
“I am surprised and sad to hear this, because Kaduna State Government has claimed that it is spending N200 million paying Soldiers, Police, State Security Service, DSS, and the rest monthly. Why is it not showing in Southern Kaduna?” He queried.
He, however, appealed to the people of the affected communities to henceforth defend their lives and property against such attacks, but that they should not take law into their hands.
“I appeal to you my people, to keep your peaceful nature and not take the law into your hands. But you also have a responsibility to defend,” the Senator explained.