The Kaduna State Council of lmams, has called on the Government to arrest and prosecute persons who made “inflammatory statements” about the Southern Kaduna massacre.
At a press conference in Kaduna on Monday, the council chairman, Sheikh Abubakar Babantune, said the Senator representing Southern Kaduna senatorial district, Sen. Danjuma La’ah, CAN President, Dr. Samson Olasopu Ayokunle and CAN Secretary General, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake should be arrested and prosecuted.
“In the last one year or so, Kaduna State has not been in peace resulting from the activities of some mischief makers and the reckless utterances of Southern Kaduna political and religious leaders.”
“The council of lmams and Ulama is most disturbed with the recent events in the Southern part of the state in particular the recent demonstration organised by persons who don’t want peace in Kafanchan which led to the merciless killings and destruction of property worth millions of naira.”
“To actualize their sentimental zeal by way of making insinuative statements that could destabilize the state, several news reports credited to Southern Kaduna political and religious leaders urging their people to take arms to defend themselves and nothing was done to prevent its occurence until the worse had happened.”
“Thus, the situation degenerated into the senseless and merciless massacre of hundredth of Hausa/Fulani Muslims in that area.”
Others according to the Muslim clerics include chairman, 19 District Church Counccil of Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, Rev. Zachariah Gado, House member representing Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal constituency, Barrister Sunday Marshal Katung, President Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Barrister Solomon Musa, Dr. John Danfulani and any other person or persons found involved.
The council threw its support for the Federal and Kaduna State governments in taking any measures legally to deal with any individual or group of persons without fear or favour with the intention of causing further disturbances or breach of the peace in the State.