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'Security in Kaduna grossly inadequate'

20 May 2013, 13:05

Kaduna- Ephraim Goje, the National President, Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union (SOKAPU), on Sunday said that security in Southern Kaduna was grossly inadequate.

He made the remarks when the union donated relief materials to victims of recent attacks in Attakar village, who were taking refuge at Model Primary School, Fadan Attakar, Kaduna State.

The SOKAPU national president said that he made the remarks following recent incessant attacks in parts of Southern part of Kaduna State.

Goje urged the state government to beef up security in Southern Kaduna to forestall further loss of lives and property.

He attributed some of the attacks to laxity on the part of the government in handling boundary matters between communities, citing the lingering dispute between the Takad community in Kaduna State and the Ganawuri community in Plateau.

The union boss further urged the Federal Government to visit Southern Kaduna and assess the security situation there with a view to taking appropriate action.

The Chairman of Attakar Community Development Association, Ishaya Samaila, said that 45 lives were lost, while 250 houses were burnt in the recent attacks.

Samaila urged the government to hasten the resettlement process of the displaced persons to enable them to resume their farming activities, which he said was the source of their livelihood.

Items donated to the victims include food items, clothing materials for women and children and beverages. 


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