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SOKAPDA Europe Condemns Incessant Killings in Southern Kaduna

The Southern Kaduna People in Diaspora (SOKAPDA) Europe, a group representing the indigenous people of Southern Kaduna, has strongly condemned the ongoing killings and destruction of properties in the region. In a statement signed by Mr. Casimir P Biriyok and Dr. Janet Nale, the President and Secretary of the group respectively, SOKAPDA expressed deep concern over the deteriorating security situation in Southern Kaduna.

According to the statement, the group finds it incomprehensible that human lives seem to have little or no value in Nigeria, particularly in Kaduna State. The attacks, which are targeted at innocent civilians, are aimed at inflicting maximum damage without any regard for the young, elderly, or women. The group further accused the masterminds of the attacks of pursuing a scorched earth policy aimed at the total extermination of a people.

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SOKAPDA Europe also criticized the political class for their inaction and lack of concern for the plight of the Southern Kaduna people. The group called on elected representatives at both the state and federal levels to take the lead in finding a solution to the crisis. The statement stressed that the political class should not wait until they need votes to remain in office before addressing the issue.

In addition, SOKAPDA Europe called on the Association of Southern Kaduna Lawyers to challenge the unwillingness of the state and federal governments to respond positively to the cries of the people for respite from the incessant attacks by both miscreants and political marauders. The group urged the lawyers’ association to take legal action against the government’s failure to protect the people and bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice.

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The statement also highlighted the urgent need for humanitarian assistance to the affected communities in Southern Kaduna. SOKAPDA Europe called on international organizations and humanitarian agencies to provide relief materials and support to the victims of the attacks.

The group reiterated its commitment to the protection of the rights of the Southern Kaduna people and called on all stakeholders, including civil society organizations, religious leaders, and traditional rulers, to join hands in finding a lasting solution to the crisis.

The security situation in Southern Kaduna has been a cause for concern for many years. The region has witnessed numerous attacks and clashes between different ethnic and religious groups. Despite efforts by the government to address the situation, the attacks have continued, leading to the loss of many lives and the displacement of thousands of people.

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The recent statement by SOKAPDA Europe highlights the urgent need for a comprehensive approach to addressing the crisis in Southern Kaduna. The government must take concrete steps to protect the lives and properties of the people and bring an end to the cycle of violence in the region. The political class must also show more concern and take proactive measures to address the issue.

The call for humanitarian assistance is also important as many families have been displaced from their homes and are in urgent need of support. The government must work with international organizations and humanitarian agencies to provide relief materials and support to those affected by the crisis.

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In conclusion, the statement by SOKAPDA Europe is a wake-up call to the government and all stakeholders to take urgent action to address the crisis in Southern Kaduna. The lives and properties of the people must be protected, and a lasting solution must be found to bring an end to the violence in the region.

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