Southern Kaduna seeks foreign support for self-protection over rising insecurity

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The Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has revealed plans to seek foreign support for the protection of the people in Southern Kaduna who the group said have become prey to killer Fulani herdsmen, bandits and Fulani militia.  SOKAPU leaders agitated that the Nigerian Government has failed to tame the protracted insecurity in Southern Kaduna, declaring that they will begin initiating processes to attract the attention of the international community by staging continuous protests at their embassies in Abuja to seek their intervention.

The President of SOKAPU, Jonathan Asake, had in a media interaction in Abuja, decried that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, have been ignoring calls by the people of Southern Kaduna and some Nigerians for interventions after series of attacks on villages, which over 500 people have been killed, over 400, including churches houses were destroyed.

SOKAPU cautioned that if the government continues to remain silent on the killings in Southern Kaduna, the o people will have npoption than be forced to secure their lives and property against the attackers.

The group lamented that no fewer than 100 persons have been slaughtered during the rainy season, adding that 12 villages are currently under siege, while over 9 percent of Atyap community lands have been vacated by the inhabitants over fears of uncertainties.

The people were said to have become fugitive in their own land after massive displacement by the invaders of their communities