Saturday, 14 January 2017

Southern Kaduna Crisis: Nigeria getting to point where human lives do not mean anything – Abdulsalami Abubakar

Former Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said solution must be found to the Southern Kaduna crisis, stressing that Nigeria is getting to a point where “human lives do not mean anything to people.”
Abubakar made the remark when he led a delegation of the National Peace Committee to the state, on Friday.
The delegation met with the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai behind closed doors.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, Abdulsalami said plans were on to meet with stakeholders in the region to find out the cause of the problem.
According to Abubakar, “We are here due to the recent happenings in Southern Kaduna. And from here, we are going to meet with other stakeholders, religious leaders, the chiefs in the area and also visit the site where these problems are and discuss with the people.
“We will sit down and see what we think should be done. Then, we come back to the governor and also if necessary to the federal government… This crisis is not only limited to Kaduna, it is something that is engulfing the country.
“We want to make sure that peace reigns in Nigeria, to make sure that people know that we are together, we have to live in peace with each other and we have what it is to give and take.
“We are reaching a situation in the country where human live doesn’t mean anything to people and this is wrong.
“There is no religion on earth or anywhere that preaches violence. So this is why we are here today.
“We thank the governor and his team for receiving us. One of the points that the governor drew our attention to is the way people take law into their hands and they go scot free. And this impunity must be checked. These are some of the issues we discussed.
“Everybody is aggrieved in one way or the other, so what we beg on people is to be patient, try as much as to forgive and to be each other’s keeper. We must live together, we must find solution to the problems to sit down and talk to ourselves because there is no problem that cannot be solved when you are talking to each other.”

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