The National President of Ninzon Progressive Youths, NPY, Mr. Bezard Wuya has blamed the Kaduna State government for the killing of about 38 persons in attacks on two villages in the state.
“The Fulani wrote a letter to our Chief in Gwantu early this month, warning that they will come and kill our people even when we never offended them.
“We took the threat seriously and took copies of the letter to the government. But no efforts were made to protect vulnerable places. This is the third, but most barbaric, of the attacks on us,” lamented Wuya.
Governor Ramalan Yero has reacted to the attack in a statement by his Director-General, Media and Publicity, Mallam Ahmed Maiyaki, condemning the attack and describing it as a “provocative attempt by some unpatriotic people to cause confusion and unrest.”
He also condoled with families of victims for the unwarranted attack on innocent citizens in the area.
“We call on people in Fadan Karshi and other parts of the state to remain calm as security forces have already been deployed to the area to maintain law and order.
“We should remain united and resolute in resisting obvious attempts by agents of darkness to create confusion and sow seeds of discord in our state.
“Security agencies have already been directed to commence investigation into the matter and are on the tracks of the criminals. No stone shall be left unturned in our resolve to bring perpetrators of this attack and all other criminal assaults on our people in the past to justice.”
He also asked the people to continue living in peace with one another, and to be more vigilant with a view to assisting security agencies with relevant information on suspicious persons and movements within and around their communities.