By Luka Binniyat
KADUNA—Senator Danjuma Laah, (PDP, Kaduna South) yesterday described as untrue claims made by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Wednesday, that the entire Southern Kaduna had witnessed no casualty from any attacks by gunmen in the past six months as a result of his security efforts at securing Kaduna State.
The Senator disputed the governor’s claims in a Press Statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Kaduna.
Part of the statement reads: “I wish to bring to your notice a worrying situation going on in my constituency, which Kaduna State government is using to play politics, deceive the world and shun its duty to my people.
“The truth is that there is a steady and unrelenting onslaught on isolated communities in Southern Kaduna and environs, which has not been reported by the Press since last year. The murders, kidnappings, rapes and provocative destruction of crops, all by persons that the victims believe are Fulani, are just too numerous to be captured in just a press statement, since June 2015, till date.
“I had even called the attention of the state government to this evil, as recent as this January at Barnawa Prison Staff College, Kaduna at the Bajju Annual Festival where I made it clear, that the killings in Southern Kaduna and related feeling of insecurity still persisted.”