El-Rufai confirms fresh attacks in Southern Kaduna despite curfew, vows to bring culprits to justice

Map showing Southern Kaduna
Map showing Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has confirmed the attacks on Saturday and Sunday in Goska, Kaninkon chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, describing them as the handiwork of forces of darkness.

The attacks in Goska occurred in spite of a 24-hour curfew the state government imposed on Jema’a and two other local governments in Kaduna. The other local governments are Zangon-Kataf and Kaura.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also endorsed the curfew after a closed door meeting with Mr. El-Rufai.

The curfew was put in place to prevent violent attacks like the one that occurred in Goska. It was announced a day after an attack by demonstrators in Kafanchan on the governor and his officials after a state security council meeting in the town.

The demonstrators had pelted the convoy of Mr. El-Rufai with stones before razing down the official residence of the local government chairman. They accused the government of not doing enough to stop the attacks by suspected herdsmen on their communities.

Mr. El-Rufai, in a statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, expressed sympathy with the families that lost loved ones in the renewed attack. Although the details of the attacks and the casualty were not stated, the governor charged security agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“While the government and security agencies were working assiduously to block all windows to ensure that citizens throughout the three local government areas and the state at large are protected, these forces of darkness that represent evil and inhumanity struck again, killed innocent citizens, burnt their houses, injured some and terrified many”, the governor stated.

“Government and security agencies will not be deterred, we will continue to be resilient, up and doing and courageous in tackling this unfortunate situation.

“Their tactics are to create a chasm, divide people, breed hate and prejudice and plunge the state into chaos but we will triumph over these evil forces by the grace of almighty God”.

Mr. El-Rufai said the government would “continue to be firm and decisive” in its efforts to suppress the attackers and restore peace in the state.

He urged the people of the state to come together “irrespective of religion, ethnicity and political inclinations” to confront the attackers.

“They become stronger only when our people are divided instead of coming together to weaken and neutralize them and the evil they represent and to free our humanity from their devilish act”, he stressed.

“It is also clear that resorting to self-help compounds the precarious situation thereby, breeding the cycle of vicious killings. It must be clear to all by now that inciting of tit-for-tat does not help our security agencies and communities attain our quest for peace and those calling for that will also be brought to justice”.

He said he had directed the State Emergency Management Agency to take inventory of those affected and also bring relief materials to assist the victims of the attack.

“Our deep empathy and prayers go to the families that lost their loved ones and those that lost their homes and properties. May their souls rest in peace and may God see us through this challenging time,” the statement concluded.


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  • Excisionist

    “. . .describing them as the handiwork of forces of darkness. ”

    Give me a break! Why dont you call them by their right name – FULANI HERDSMEN.
    It is most likely that this devilish governor’s curfew was actually intended to facilitate the the attack by these Fulani terrorists
    He is himself a Fulani terrorist in governor’s clothing – like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    Shame on you “governor”. Governor my foot. Jihadist

    • Wakawaka

      No matter how long it takes, el Rufai will will face justice for his actions in Kaduna. He succeeds in deceiving a few with his washy reaction. Instability has been part of Kaduna for years, question is why the escalation under this man? The Sunni-Fulani extremist El Rufai has overseen the massacre of hundreds of Shiites and the killing of thousands of Southern Kaduna people, and is baying for more blood. The same governor that fails to protect these people keeps threatening them against self-help. To elRufai, you must die first to get protection, and perhaps justice.

      Unfortunately, Buhari has found neither worthy of response. He won’t condemn the killings in southern Kaduna, or condole with those affected.

      • musa aliyu

        Idiots! Mtchewww

        • Ade

          Muhammad Was a Sex Addict”, we learned that Muhammad enjoyed having sex with all nine of his wives in one night. Not surprisingly, rushing from wife to wife during his sex marathons would leave Islam’s patron saint of sex addicts covered in semen.
          Muhammad’s child-bride Aisha, who’s called “the mother of the faithful” in Islam, was honored with the never-ending task of scrubbing Muhammad’s semen off his clothes.
          Sahih al-Bukhari, Number 232:
          Narrated Aisha: “I used to wash the semen off the clothes of the Prophet and even then I used to notice one or more spots on them.”
          Sahih Muslim, Number 669:
          It was narrated that Aishah said concerning semen: “I used to scratch it from the garment of the Messenger of Allah.”
          Sunan Ibn Majah, Number 537:
          It was narrated that Aishah said: “I often scraped it (semen) from the garment of the Messenger of Allah with my hand.”
          Aisha was especially careful to wash the semen off Muhammad’s clothes when he was heading to the mosque for prayer.
          Sahih al-Bukhari, Number 230:
          Narrated Sulaiman bin Yasar: “I asked Aishah about the clothes soiled with semen. She replied, ‘I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Messenger and he would go for the Salat (prayer) while water spots were still visible.’”
          So, when Muhammad’s followers saw wet spots on his clothes at the mosque, they knew that he’d gotten covered with semen during his nightly sexcapades with nine women and girls, and that his child-bride, the “Mother of the Faithful,” had carefully washed away the semen, so that he would be pure before Allah.
          Welcome to Islam, the only religion whose followers are so obsessed with their prophet’s bodily fluids, that they just can’t stop sharing stories about his child-bride dedicating her life to scrubbing his semen stains.

          • musa aliyu

            Lunatic fringe.

  • Decimator

    At this point in time, nothing, absolutely nothing less than an immediate arrest and prosecution of Nasir El Rufai for crimes against humanity, and for sponsoring, aiding and abating terrorism with state apparatus could be deemed satisfactory.

    This has confirmed our earlier claims that El Rufai and Mohammadu Buhari are head bent on submerging the entire populace of the present Nigerian Enclave into their larger Fulani Nation, spread in neighboring African countries (Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali etc.), thus abusing the state powers vested on them by the citizens of the Nigerian Enclave to protect them and their interest to invite their fellow Fulanis to invade, kill them and occupy their land.

    Ever becoming clearer that there is no Nation called Nigeria.

    • ed

      They get away because we don’t stop them.
      El Rufai in a closed door meeting with President Buhari to perfect the take over of Christian farmland and properties. Meanwhile they claim to be looking for the same people they paid to do the killing.

  • The Optimist

    What firm and decisive action? El Rufai’s words and payouts clearly give him out as a supporter of the killer herdsmen.

    • Solomon Brown

      He isn’t any different, except for the fact he communicates in english.

  • Iskacountryman

    just go and pay for our cows…

    • Statusquo2017


      The price of ONE NORTH is in litres of blood

      After 100 years of their mass deaths in the hands of historically genocidal Fulani people,
      the 200 plus ethnic disparate groups should have had a rethink of the sense in an alliance
      under the banner of ONE NORTH – if only they must pay for that alliance with litres of blood –
      but, of course, a rethink can only occur after initial thinking, but since there’s been no obvious
      evidence of any thinking by the 200 other northern tribes (except in a momentary impulse to
      rechristen themselves as middle-belters, as opposed to northerners – but even that baby
      step failed as the 200 plus northern tribes were again herded like cows and flogged into line
      by Fulani herdsmen to line up and vote for Muhamadu Buhari)
      , it follows that the 200
      northern tribes get nobody’s attention whenever they are killed at will by their self-assigned
      Hausa/Fulani overlords. The non-Fulani northern tribes of Kwara, Kogi, Plateau, Nasarawa,
      Niger, Plateau, Adamawa and Taraba states
      – including those tribes in an entire swathe of
      southern Kaduna – are the most irrelevant millions in the world whose deaths mean nothing,
      because of choices they made for themselves other than wise options thinking people will take.

      • Furaku


        • Otukpo Boy

          I accept the bitter truth that
          thinking people don’t form alliance with murderers. How about Bola Tinubu who
          now dragged Yoruba alliance into alliance with the same Fulani murderers. Is Bola
          Tinubu not “part and parcel of the stupidity you are talking about”? Of course, he is.

          But the slimy Yoruba people twist everything and say Bola Tinubu’s stupidity makes him
          a “master strategist”. What nonsense! Stupidity has no alias. There’s nothing strategic
          in handing over the sovereign powers of a political territory to infamous murderers.

          • No-Comment

            “Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his group were warned of the possible outcome of the gamble and the gambit deployed in producing the Buhari Presidency. Tinubu was so blinded by the pursuit of power that he failed to take cognisance of the lessons of history and take caution.

            Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu hid under the cover of the Jonathan tragedy to bring back to power
            an ethnic oligarchy that has held Nigeria hostage for over five decades. In doing this, he spent money, energy, skills, goodwill, time, sweat and put in everything he got to ensure the success
            of the coalition he put together.

            His hope of getting positioned for greater influence in the run of things was dashed by those he has helped back to power, because as in the nature of this ethnic oligarchy, they are not the type that shares “control and domination” with anyone, not even the best of their friends, as history has shown and events have continued to validate”.

            ………………..Remi Oyeyemi

            (June 15th, 2015)

          • Dokoku

            This is how the highly corrupt idea of ONE NORTH
            works under President Muhamadu Buhari. Within 60 days of his resuming as
            president, between June 1st and 30th July 2015; and with with civil servants owed
            6 months’ salaries in at least 22 states, President Muhamadu Buhari went straight
            to the Central Bank and carried away one billion Naira – all within 60 days of resuming
            office! President Muhamadu Buhari then stuffed the whole one billion Naira into the back
            pockets of his crony, Brigadier Buba Marwa, with a whisper and with Buhari’s forefinger
            firmly on his lips, signalling that secrets be kept secret. That first decision in office burnt up
            the borrowed robes of ‘integrity’ Nigeria’s unthinking journalists dressed Muhamadu Buhari in.

          • Bisi2000

            @disqus_N9eI1Jg9MJ:disqus, Can’t the morons of southern Kaduna apply to United Nations to recognize them as trust territory of Hausa/Fulani people, instead of being killed every day, like flies? As a trust colony
            the slow-thinking Southern Kaduna people can at least have international human rights protection. Whereas, as slaves, which they prefer, they can never have any rights anyone in Nigeria,
            or overseas, can recognize or respect. If you say you want to do ‘one north’ policy,
            must you accept to be the cows to be slaughtered to atone the Fulani?

          • Questo


      • Iskacountryman


    • Solomon Brown

      Shege! You have been compensated already, what more do you want?

      • Iskacountryman

        did you count the cows lost and their calves?

      • Iskacountryman

        wey de receipt?

        • Solomon Brown

          Ask Rufai, he is the one who’s been openly paying murderers.

          • Iskacountryman

            stop listening to rumours…

          • Solomon Brown

            Stop doubling down on B.S.

          • Iskacountryman

            sb = bs = 0

    • Really

      My friend , Nobody including you and your Fulani herds men or El Rufai and Mohammadu Buhari has a monopoly of vengeance. I hope you understand just that. OK

      • Iskacountryman


        • Really

          Oh Yes!!!

  • ISA


    Nasir El Rufai could be remembered – never mind, indicted – for the series of genocide in Kaduna.

    He is worse than an accidental civil servant; and, worse than a bespectacled and incompetent pygmy.

  • SAM .A

    When a son of the soil , a popularly elected governor El Rufai took the oath of office with fanfare, the campaign in poetry has ended , and governing in prose is soaked in blood in Southern Zaria . As son of the soil he knows Kaduna very well , he knows his people , and he has a powerful backing from PMB . El Rufai , you will loose the respect people have for u if you don’t stop winning and apply iron cast solution . Call all the stake holders into a room do not let them out until they craft a solution to blood letting in those LGAs, who ever violated it will be banished forever , if he intervene from a distance public execution awaits him . You will find a permanent solution . Do the enumeration of the Youths in those LGA and do Gadaffi’s kind of farming for every body , a plot , a caterpillar to clear all lands ,and cultivates , seeds to plant and harvesters . You will produce for the first time plantation and millionaire farmers , those spoilers will never get recruits for their diabolic plan of destabilizing your government .

    • Solomon Brown

      El Rufai’s allegiance is to wahabbism. He needs a shake down to know he is an African not an Arabian as he likes to think.

  • Rominiyis

    State police. Period. The Governor does not have federal police under his control yet he is responsible for security and protection of the people of the state. State police, if not for anything but at least to increase the ratio of police to the population. How can anyone fault such concept? Some argued governors will use them to rig elections, that’s a solvable problem. There is no issued raised against it that can not solved. What can not be denied is its overwhelming necessity and positive impact. Please Nigerians, too many of us are suffering and even getting killed. The challenge of security is too enormous for the federal government alone.

    • Solomon Brown

      Community policing is the best way to combat this problem.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    That is the much El-rufai can do! He can only condemn and commiserate with victims’ families; and at the end he runs back to his safe haven and watches from that distance. Rather than enunciating policies and reaching out to all aggrieved members of the society to bring peace to the state, he continues to exacerbate the tense situation and bruises more raw nerves! I must say that’s the same policy adopted by other Nigerian leaders; and that’s why Nigeria is constantly at the theater of one serious disturbance or the other.

    Governor Okorocha has said power must not be handed to the next younger generation because they have not learned enough to embrace leadership skills but I dare say that it was a grave mistake for Okorocha and all other present leaders, including the president, to have power entrusted to them because they have not learned enough to embrace leadership skills.


    I am amazed at the pervasive stuupiditi that has engulfed Nigeria since the daft and dumb took over on May 29, 2015. It is only in Nigeria that killing of citizens whatever the number, does not matter to the vagabond politicians parading themselves as leaders. From retired Brigadier Buhari to the state Governors, Ministers and expectedly the thieving Senators of the United States of Nigeria who have spended all their time stealing and concealing fraud and allocating illegal loans and allowances to selves and cronies.

    Now, ‘listen’ to the new Islamist terrorist in town (Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna) in response to why curfew should exist in Southern Kaduna on Christmas day:

    “I don’t think the state government should be blamed, those responsible for the violence that broke out in those parts of the state should be held responsible for that. We have not imposed curfew in other parts of the state, we had to impose curfew here because of the situation that was caused by IRRESPONSIBLE behaviour by certain people.”

    It is instructive to note that this same He-diort and blood sucking Governor who has been paying periodic salaries to Herdsmen Islamist terrorists ostensibly to keep them from attacking non Muslim farmers is now referring to the people of Southern Kaduna as displaying “irresponsible behavior” simply because they protested his collusion and have resolved to retire to self defense forthwith. Vampire El-Rufai has never at any time referred to Fulani Herdsmen as “irresponsible” in their behavior despite the incessant killings and arson that these devils from hell have caused in the Southern Kaduna communities.

    Now he vows to bring culprits to justice. Really??? Bring them to justice or “pay” them some monies secretly as before? I can only pray that his resting furnace in hell be fired up to degrees equivalent to the number of innocent lives that have been lost through the killings by his beloveth terrorist herdsmen – a people who have not even one of them in court anywhere in Nigeria despite over 19,200 lives lost thus far.

  • Rosemary

    Under a blood sucking vampire Buhari, it is all SORROWS, TEARS and BLOOD. It has long become the regular Trade Mark of APC. Shame to Tinubu! Shame to Soyinka Oluwole who has not been able to tear his Nigerian passport because of the killings under Buhari but will tear his green card just because Trump is rumoured to have grabbed a woman’s poppy. Hypocrites!

  • princegab

    Locals should fight back fiercely, herdsmen are foreigners, intruders and murderers.

  • Babagordy

    Southern Kaduna men hear this; if you chose not to form a civil defense alliance and take further steps to invest in even a dane gun to secure your family and community; you may not survive 2017. El Rufai and his Fulani killers are determined by their actions to turn Southern Kaduna into an uninhabited grazing field for Fulani herdsmen through their scotch earth campaign. El REufai do not know where to arrest the killers of your people but he knows where to find them in order to pay them compensation for some losses the rest of us cannot fathom.

  • okenwa

    I am still wondering if these fulani herdsmen could have been igbos what buhari and his yoruba collabrators would have unleash to them. Lord have mercy.