Bring perpetrators of Southern Kaduna crisis to book, Council of Ulamas charges El-Rufai
Posted by Garba Ahmed, Kaduna | 29 December 2016 | 2,069 times
The National Council of Ulamas has called on Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to ensure that the perpetrators of incessant violence in Southern Kaduna are fished out and punished to serve as a deterrent to others.
The Council made the call at the end of an emergency meeting held on Wednesday in Kaduna.
National Chairman of the Council, Sheikh Abubakar Abdullahi Tureta, regretted the incessant crisis in Southern part of the state as he appealed to federal and state governments to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the area.
He warned that, the crisis will never stop until those behind it are brought to book and dealt with.
He said: “In the past, ex-military officers were behind the crisis in the region and failure of the then military government to arrest and punish them led to further escalation of the problem.
“There would never be peace without punishing those causing and sponsoring crisis in this country.
“Those killing people must be fished out and punished including those behind the killing of travellers along highways in the area. Arresting such people would stop others from committing same crime in other parts of the state.”
Sheikh Tureta also urged the state government to take necessary steps to end the crisis before it is too late.
He commended the Federal Government and military authorities for capturing Sambisa forest from the insurgents in the north-eastern part of the country.
He said the council would continue to play its role of training youths in different entrepreneurship skills to ensure peace, unity and economic development of the country.