Southern Kaduna: I don't order police or court - El-Rufa'i replies critics
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Southern Kaduna: I don’t order police or court – El-Rufa’i replies critics

Mojeed Oladipupo




Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i has said he doesn’t instruct police or the court as there are civic rules to follow in democracy.

This is a reaction to some calls for the release of two elders of Adara community; Dio Maisari, President of Adara Development Association, Eng. Brawa Magaji, who is the Waziri of Adara held behind bars for allegedly killing 66 Fulani as a reprisal for the death of 117 Adara citizens.

In response, Governor El-Rufai in a statement told the concerned parties to send their pleas to the security agencies that know about their activities or the court to adjudicate on any case established against them.

“Send your pleas to the security agencies that know a bit more about the activities of these so-called elders, or the Courts that will adjudicate on any case established against them. I am the Governor. I don’t instruct the Police or the Courts, in case you know no civics!”, he replied.

It could be recalled that Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), which Adara community is part of had called on president Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the entire Kajuru Local Government Area in order to stop further demonstration of barbaric attacks on the people.

SOKAPU also called on men and women of good conscience, as well as the international community, to mount pressure on the federal government to end the killings.

The recent happening in Kajuru is the killing of nine people on Saturday morning by unknown gunmen.


Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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