Don’t reduce yourself  to tribesmen champion, SOKAPU tells Sanusi

Don’t reduce yourself  to tribesmen champion, SOKAPU tells Sanusi


By: Femi  Mustapha


The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) advises the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II  to Sticks to the nationalist, he portrays and not reduced himself to a narrow champion of his tribesmen.

The Spokesman of the Union, Luka Binniyat, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna on 3rd of  February, 2023.

The statement reacting to the trade of worlds between the deposed Emir and Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, over the bombing of Akwanaja village, Doma LGA of Nasarawa state against targets which Fulani leaders said were innocent herders, said  because Sanusi has made Kaduna his second home since his dethronment as the Emir of Kano in March 2020, but has never made a comment on the mass killings of the people of Southern Kaduna and Hausa and law abiding Fulani in Kaduna State.

The statement added that in June 2022, the  Union reported with proven how killer herdsmen on over 150 motorbikes attacked some communities in Adara Chiefdom in Kajuru LGA in Southern Kaduna as a low flying Air Force gun-mounted plane assisted the invaders.

“32 innocent farmers were killed in the attack and scores were kidnapped. This is just one of such attacks in which we have accused a rogue section of the military of connivance.

“As a statesman, which Sanusi has been trying his best to portray, we would have expected him to lend his weighty voice in criticising such criminality and asking for justice, even if it is not with the zest and commitment he is putting on the Akwanaja bombing.”

The Union further expressed reservations over the plot to  robe the  Benue  State Governor Samuel Ortom in  bombing of Akwanaja village,  against targets which Fulani leaders said were innocent herders.

The statement explained that the Air Force authority has owned up to the bombings and defended its action. But if  indeed those killed in the bombing are innocent herders, justice must take its course and full restitution paid their families.

SOKAPU however, frowned at the letter written by former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II to President Muhammadu Buhari with strong worded letter laced with allegations and threats against Gov. Ortom, the former Emir of Kano and top Fulani elites to go far fetched in trying to rope Ortom into the incident is preposterous and unfortunate.

“Therefore, Southern Kaduna, which is a formidable part of the Middle Belt, hereby wants to affirm that if harm happens to Ortom, we know who should be held responsible.

“We stand in solidarity with Ortom and the People of Benue State. We also call for full investigation into the Akwanaja bombing.

“We also ask that  same to be extended into similar bombings that had taken place in Southern Kaduna.”

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