A man was shot dead in his farm in Southern Kaduna, Yakubu Kuzamani, the spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union has called on security agents to intensify their efforts in flushing out the culprits.
He called for more synergy between the security agencies and local vigilantes, A resident of Southern Kaduna identified as Peter Magayaki was shot dead on Wednesday, March 1, while working on his farmland.
This was disclosed in a statement released by Yakubu Kuzamani, the spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), on Friday, March 4, The Cable can report.
The statement read: “We call on the security agencies to intensify their efforts so that the isolated killings of our people in their farms, such as that of Mr. Peter Magayaki of Bakin Kogi, who was shot to death on his farm on Wednesday 1st, March 2017, will be a thing of the past.
“These steps and initiatives taken by the security agencies involved in these exercises are commendable. Since the outbreak of these mindless attacks on our communities, this is what we have been asking for and it’s heartwarming to see our security personnel beginning to go into the bushes.
“Their decision to take the fight right to the armed terrorists who have made camps in the bushes around some of our communities is indeed gratifying and an assurance to us that with such proactive measures, our displaced people will soon start sleeping in their destroyed villages with their two eyes closed and resuming their farming activities.”
Kuzamani said he was happy with the collaboration between the security personnel and local vigilantes which led to the repelling of the terrorists when they attacked Rafin Dadi in Kaninkon chiefdom on February 27. He added that the youths complete knowledge of the terrain around their communities was an asset to the security agencies and local vigilantes in other communities under the threats of attack in Southern Kaduna.
Kuzamani was optimistic that those who have been carrying out attacks on the locals in the affected parts of southern Kaduna would be completely flushed out by the security agencies.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Kaduna police command, Aliyu Usman, did not confirm or deny the incident.
Fulani herdsmen have been accused of carrying out killings in Southern Kaduna.
Earlier, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) alleged that the killings in Southern Kaduna remained endless because the security agents had failed to arrest those responsible.