Hausa-Fulani communities in southern Kaduna condemn attack on Emir of Jema’a
Cattle Breeders Insist On Peaceful Co-Existence
Following the attack on the Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammadu Isa Muhammadu by youths in the troubled Southern Kaduna zone, the Hausa-Fulani communities have blamed the leaders of Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) for exacerbating the crisis in the area.
Officials of both the Jema’a Emirate and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) addressed journalists in Kaduna yesterday, condemning the crisis, as they blamed the escalating violence to the roles of some leaders in the area for the prolonged crisis.
Speaking at a press conference, the Deputy Chief Imam of Jema’a Emirate, Alhaji Kabir Kassim condemned the attack, pointing out that the Emir attended a security meeting in Kaduna when his convoy was attacked by the irate youths on his way back. Stressing that the three vehicles in the convoy of the Emir were badly damaged, Kassim further explained, “This happened at a time security agencies are working to address the issue of insecurity and restore normalcy in Southern Kaduna and the entire State”.
The Deputy Chief Imam of Jema’a Emirate said, “Unfortunately, instead of condemning the attack on the Emir’s convoy, the Assistant PRO of SOKAPU and former Special Adviser to late Governor Patrick Yakowa, Mr. Reuben Buhari was on the Hausa Service of BBC denying the attacks”.