A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has recommended a lasting solution that will end terrorism and banditry in Southern Kaduna.
Speaking during a peace parley meeting between Christian and Muslim clergies in Kajuru, Kaduna State on Saturday, Senator Sani said unity is the solution to end killings in the region.
The former lawmaker urged the religious leaders to unite and fight bandits causing disunity and killing innocent residents in the area. He noted that the bloodshed will continue in the area if the religious leaders do not come together and unite to fight the terrorists.
Sani expressed concerns that the repeated killings of innocent people in the region were already threatening the peace of Nigeria as a Country.
He said, “For four decades, blood has been shed in Kaduna State in the name of religion or ethnicity. Since we were children we have witnessed killings and bloodshed for the last 40 years.
“Sympathy for banditry and terrorism put you on the same league with them. Fathers, children and women are massacred everyday. The North has become an area where ceaseless mourning, bereavement and funeral services have become a daily affair.
“We must condemn the mass murder in Kaduna as we condemn the mass murder going on Katsina, Birnin Gwari, Zamfara and Niger states. We must not justify, rationalise or give excuse for killings or murder.
“The land in Southern Kaduna is the most fertile land in the world that anything you plant will grow, but there is need for us to plant peace. Both religions must stand on their feet to fight the forces of terrorism that have become a problem to these local governments and beyond, it is not about the Governor of Kaduna State or President Muhammadu Buhari.”