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Southern Kaduna alleges genocide, cries out to the international community

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Southern Kaduna community has sought the attention of the international community, alleging that the insecurity situation in their land “is a genocide perpetrated by enemies of the land for reasons best known to them.”

The National President, Atyap Community Development Association, Comrade Samuel Achie, stated this at a press conference on Monday in Kaduna.

He also accused security agents of looking the other way and not doing enough to justify their deployment to tame the crisis in Southern Kaduna

He stated that under the noses of the security agencies, the enemies of peace perpetrate their heinous crimes against the peace of the area.

Achie said: “From what is transpiring, it has become obvious that the Fulani Terrorist Militias Forces and their sponsors feel they can take over Atyap despite the presence of government security personnel under whose noses they now perpetuate their heinous crimes against our peace-loving people.

“Based on the foregoing, we want to make it categorically clear that the government should wake up to its responsibility of protecting its citizens’ lives and properties, which the state governor swore on oath to protect.

“We have cried enough buried our people enough and lost enough of houses and properties and we can’t take it anymore, hence our resolve as follows:

“That if peace is to be achieved, the Fulanis in Zango urban should be advised to leave as it is strange that the Hausas and the Fulanis who have never stayed together as is the case now.

“All sons and daughters of Atyap land believed that the Fulanis there either recruit or serve as guides to the perpetrators of these killings in our land.

“Whenever there is an attack, and the attackers are pursued by our people, they ran into Zango for safety with the Hausas.

“That the international community should know that what is going on in our land is a genocide perpetrated by enemies of the land for reasons best known to them.

“That the government should as a matter of urgency appraise the performance of all the military personnel as there seems to be a disconnect between what they are supposed to do and what they are doing.

“That all the good sons and daughters of Atyap land should from today know and appreciate that what is going on in the land is carefully planned and being executed to eliminate the Atyap race from the face of the earth.

“That the government we contributed to bring into power have failed us, hence the need to come together to work to salvage our land from the perpetrators of these heinous acts of dehumanization of lives and properties of our peace-loving citizens.

“That the Federal and Kaduna state government compensate and resettle those who lost their love ones, those whose houses got burned or destroyed and the farm lands that were destroyed by the Fulani Terrorists to alleviate their suffering.

“That all lovers of peace and justice should come to the aid of the Atyap communities so that peace and peaceful co-existence is restored in our land.”

Achie appealed to government, as a matter of urgency to appraise the performance of all the military personnel as there seems to be a disconnect between what they are supposed to do and what they are.

“If the perpetrators are declared terrorists by government, why are these people moving about with AK-47 in the presence of the military deployed there?” he queried.

Achie therefore called on the government to change its strategies as those evolved so far had not yielded fruitful results.

“In conclusion, I want to call on all sons and daughters of the land and well spirited individuals within and in the diaspora to continue to pray and contribute generously both financial materially for the upkeep of the displaced people in the IDP camp.

“The Lord we serve will rescue us from the hands of these murderers. The Holy Bible says “that weeping may endure for a night but certainly joy comes in the morning”. I call on our spiritual leaders all over the world to keep upholding us in prayers for an end to the carnage,” he added.

News Express

National President, Atyap Community Development Association, Comrade Samuel Achie, addresses pressmen
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