The Northern Governors Forum says the ‘persistent’ attacks in Southern Kaduna despite efforts by Government and security agencies to end violence raises “serious concern and condemnation”.
The recent attacks wherein 22 people were killed shows the “desperate attempt by criminal elements to not only cause pain and sorrow among innocent citizens, but also frustrate the efforts of the Kaduna State Government at fostering peace and harmony,” said Chairman of the Forum, Simon Lalong.
Lalong in a press statement through his Press Director, Makut Macham said, “we are deeply saddened by this cycle of violence and blood-letting that is carried out against unarmed and helpless people. This is reprehensible and regrettable. While we call on the security agencies to rise up to the occasion and apprehend these criminals, we also encourage the citizens to assist with relevant intelligence that will lead to the arrest of these blood thirsty people”.
The Forum in the statement maintained that any group or individual aggrieved for any reason should seek redress through official channels than resort to self-help which only exacerbates crises and instability.
Lalong who is the Governor of Plateau State commiserated with the victims of the crises and the Government of Kaduna State, pledging its support to to bring the incessant crises to an end.