Member representing Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Shehu Nicholas Garba (Sarkin-Noma), has decried recent spate of killings in Southern Kaduna. The lawmaker, who represents the areas being attacked, lamented that some people were deliberately trying to make the peaceful communities war zones. Making his feelings known in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen, he noted, “These recent attacks defy all human logic as there appears to be no immediate trigger.
“That these attacks take place on the eve of Christmas is a demonstration of the total contempt of the perpetrators of the solemnity of this season. “We had thought that the relative peace which had been witnessed over the past months, arising from efforts of well-meaning individuals and bodies, was going to translate into a permanent peace which our people desperately desire.
“Unfortunately, it appears that some persons or group are bent on perpetuating violence and turning our hither to peaceful communities into a theatre of war for reasons not yet clear to all peace-loving people.” He explained that as a representative of the communities and a human being, the incidents are painful and stand totally condemned.
“It was with deep shock and concern that I received the news of the attack on Nindem Village in Godogodo Chiefdom at about 10pm on Friday, 22 December, 2017.