Kaduna governor condemns attacks in Sanga, murder of district head

Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Sunday condemned the attack on Ambe-Madaki Village in Sanga Local Government Area of the state.

The governor also decried the murder of the District Head of Zangang in Atakar Chiefdom, Yohanna Shinkut, describing the acts as “devilish and unwarranted’’.

Mr. Yero, in a statement by his spokesperson, Ahmed Maiyaki, said the recent wave of attacks in Southern Kaduna was instigated by some desperate people for their selfish gains.

He urged people in the affected communities to remain calm as government had taken measures to restore law and order.

“Security surveillance has been intensified in the affected communities to ensure adequate security for the people,” he said.

Mr. Yero said the state government would be responsible for the payment of medical bills of all injured victims while the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency had also been directed to provide relief materials to those affected.

“Though we have recorded tremendous progress in ensuring unity and peaceful co-existence in the entire state, it is obvious that some enemies of our dear state are bent on sowing seeds of discord in order to score cheap political points.

“The entire people of Kaduna State should remain united in the face of this calculated attempt at dividing us, we must work together to put our common enemies to shame.

“Enough is enough, government is ready to take decisive measures to protect the lives and properties of its citizens,’’ he said.

According to him, the government will collaborate with security agencies to re-strategise in its quest to proactively guard rural communities in the state.

Mr. Yero paid tribute to the late Mr. Shinku, describing him as a symbol of peace, who would forever be remembered for his selfless service to his people and the state at large.

He also commiserated with families of those killed in the attacks and assured people in the state that security personnel had been deployed to bring those behind the crime to book.


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  • amazing2012

    Enough is enough, change is the answer ! Vote them out !!

  • Martins

    Mr Inibehe Effiong, EFCC did not start breaking the laws today and supporters like you and Femi Falana have been supporting/encouraging them. Now the chickens have come home to roast. I will leave you writings from Rev Martin Niemoller from the Nazi reign who wrote his world famous rebuke against the cowardice of German intellectuals during the rise of the Nazi party: “First they came for the Socialist, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me”

    • Gary

      Thank you. Messrs Effiong, Falana and Associates (reads like a Law Firm) cannot run with the hare while chasing with the hounds at the same. They have a moral stance to take over being advocates of civil liberties or apologists for the Buhari government. Mr. Magu is the appointee of President Buhari and his recent actions reflects the temperament of the government he now serves.
      Here’s hoping that the NASS will summon the courage to withhold confirmation of Mr. Magu as the substantive Chairman of the EFFC. An abuser of civil liberties and the human rights of our citizens is unfit to hold that position. Magu is setting us back to the Police State of the military era.