Catholic Church makes pronouncement on Kaduna South

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan has made a major pronouncement regarding the recent neutralization of persons in Southern Kaduna.

The Catholic Church said over 57 persons have so far sustained various degrees of injuries.

The church also said 53 villages were razed during the attacks.

Finally, the church disclosed that 800 persons have lost their lives in the recent crisis that broke out in the region.

The Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan, Ibrahim Yakubu, said the government failed to protect locals.

Yakubu, who addressed newsmen along with four other priests, said four local government areas had been attacked.

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He said 808 people have so far been [neutralized] and 1,422 houses, 16 churches, 19 shops, and one primary school destroyed.

He added: “Unfortunately, our government both at the center and state levels have failed woefully.

“Government has shown outright partisanship in favor of the herdsmen.

“This is a huge disappointment to the majority Southern Kaduna indigenes and Christians.”

The cleric called for immediate end to the attacks and demanded compensation for all families that lost loved ones or property.

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Reacting to the incidences, Senator Shehu Sani lamented that Southern Kaduna had become a slaughterhouse.

He said Governor El Rufai has converted Southern Kaduna to a cemetery where human lives had become so cheap to destroy.

Sani made the call when he visited the Senator representing Kaduna South, Senator Danjuma La’ah.

He called for a security presence in all the villages and towns, as well as civilians Joint Task Force to protect the communities.