Kaduna Killings: Senate Summons Inspector General Of Police
The Senate has summoned the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to appear before its Security Committees to explain the reason for the failure of the Nigeria Police Force to curb the incessant and mindless killings in the Southern part of Kaduna State.
The Senate made this decision after a Federal Lawmaker, Senator Danjuma La’ah, raised a motion calling for the declaration of a state of emergency in the area as a result of protracted killings of residents.
According to Senator La’ah, the incessant attacks by armed herdsmen on the people of Southern Kaduna has led to the destruction of scores of lives and property worth billions of Naira.
The summon is coming on the same day that 31 persons were killed and several others injured in an attack by gunmen on four communities in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The fresh attacks came just a day after the launching of public apology billboard by the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, signaling the return of peace and an end to the frequent conflicts between Fulani Herdsmen and natives of Southern part of the state.
Eyewitness reports that the gunmen invaded the four communities, Ungwan Rimi, Kitakum, Ungwan Magaji and Kigam all in Kauru LGA, on Sunday night, shooting people and burning down houses And farmlands.
An indigene of the area told Channels Television on telephone that the entire communities have been deserted as people flee from their homes for fear of being caught up in the attack.