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UN to investigate Southern Kaduna killings

By News Express on 11/01/2017

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary Executions, Dr. Agnes Callamard, has confirmed that she is probing the “recent allegations of killings of over 800 citizens mostly women, children and the elderly in Southern Kaduna by suspected herdsmen, and to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice, and provide reparations to victims”.

This followed a petition dated December, 30 2016 and sent by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

The development on Dr. Callamard’s investigation on the killings was disclosed on Wednesday by SERAP’s Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni.

In a communique sent to SERAP on Wednesday, Dr. Callamard said: “Many thanks to SERAP for your petition. I am writing to confirm that I have well received it and will review it with great attention. I will update you on follow-up interventions.”

In its response, SERAP said: “We welcome the attention by the Special Rapporteur to the matter and her commitment to pursue justice and accountability with respect to the killings in Southern Kaduna.”

It would be recalled that SERAP had in its petition to Dr. Callamard expressed “concern over the killings of citizens in Southern Kaduna of Nigeria, amounting to serious violations of the rights to life, security of the human person, respect of the dignity inherent in a human being and rights to property guaranteed not only by the Nigerian Constitution 1999 (as amended) but also the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Nigeria is a state party.”

“SERAP contends that Nigerian authorities have failed and/or neglected to respect these human rights and to exercise due diligence to ensure that these rights are not violated by private individuals such as herdsmen and other unknown perpetrators.

“The Nigerian government should therefore be held accountable for failing or neglecting to guarantee and protect the rights of the people in Southern Kaduna, regardless of whether such violations are directly or indirectly attributable to the state or its officials.”

“SERAP is concerned that the Nigerian government has failed and/or neglected to create an environment in Southern Kaduna to end the unlawful killings by failing to move their legal and institutional machinery towards the actual realisation of these rights. It is in fact the failure by the government to take adequate measures to prevent the violence which has contributed to the increasing number of victims.”

“SERAP believes that the killings would not have taken place if the Nigerian authorities have taken measures to prevent their happening and to address persistent impunity of those responsible for the violations and abuses. The lack of accountability for the attacks by herdsmen and other unknown perpetrators across the country has continued to create a culture of impunity which clearly is not compatible with the rule of law in a democratic society.”

“According to the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Kaduna State, a total of 808 people were killed in 53 villages across the four Local Government Areas in the state ridden by crisis.

“The church leaders also said that 57 people were injured; farm produce estimated at N5.5 billion were also destroyed, and a total of 1,422 houses and 16 churches were burnt during the attacks.

“The affected communities are spread across Kaura, Sanga, Jama’a and Kauru Local Government Areas where there had been persistent attacks on communities by gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen.”

SERAP therefore urged Dr. Callamard to prevail on the Nigerian authorities to;

•Take measures to urgently secure the right to life, security and dignity of the human person and right to property of citizens in Southern Kaduna.

•To prevent further attacks and killings by herdsmen and other unknown perpetrators.

•Carry out an effective investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killings and identify the perpetrators to bring them to justice and provide reparations to victims.

•Provide a framework of security for the protection of life, and protect the lives of those individuals at risk from unlawful attacks in Southern Kaduna.

•Also to provide an effective remedy and reparation for the victims. (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 11/01/2017 9:05:43 PM

 

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