There is a graveyard silence from the presidency over the continuous [neutralization] of a predominantly Christian Southern Kaduna Town.
The presidency has finally explained why it is quiet and is yet to do anything on the matter.
The president’s position was made public by the Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
Mr. Adesina stated this Monday morning on Channels Television during its Sunrise Daily program.
At least six persons were [neutralized] in Goska village, Jema’a local Government Area in the early hours of Christmas.
One of the victims is a teenage secondary school student, Gimbia Morik.
The [neutralization] occurred under heavy military presence, in spite of the 24-hour curfew imposed by El Rufai.
As the [neutralizations] continue, President Buhari has come under criticism from Nigerians for his silence.
Mr. Adesina said there was no need for Mr. Buhari to speak since Mr. El-Rufai is “On top of the matter.”
“You don’t have to hear from the president on that matter.
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“When it pays us, we talk about federalism and true federalism; yet you want the president to talk about everything.
“When a thing like this happens, there is a chief security officer and he is supposed to be on top of the matter.
“Governor El-Rufai was at the villa on Thursday to brief the president.
“True federalism says that the governor should be in charge and he is in charge of it,” he said.
The [neutralization] in Southern Kaduna are suspected to be due to violence between the locals and migrating Fulani herdsmen.
El Rufai had said he’s identified why the incidence occurs.
He said the episode is traceable to Fulani herdsmen from neighboring countries.
However, before the yuletide celebrations, El Rufai said the Niger Delta Militants would invade southern Kaduna under the pretext of herdsmen.