Jos Crises: Tension In Southern Kaduna Over Fulani Migrants
A crisis is said to be brewing in the southern part of Kaduna State over the alleged migration of Fulani nomads fleeing Jos, Plateau State, as a result of the lingering crisis there.
The Southern Kaduna Progressive Youth Movement at the weekend rejected the alleged migration of Fulani nomads to the area, while an organisation, the Pastoral Resolve (PARE), has appealed to the Kaduna State government to urgently set up a committee to investigate the killing of six Fulani nomads it alleged were killed in the area, aside 1,408 cattle and 235 sheep belonging to the m.
The Southern Kaduna Progressive Youth Movement also said that the state government and security agencies would be held responsible should any crisis erupt in the area following what they described as "high tension' migration to the area of the nomads from Plateau State.
In a press statement signed by Caleb S. Abbott, and Aliyu Andrew, president and secretary, respectively, declared: "The entire youths of Southern Kaduna are not in agreement with the development and cannot accept it in any way. This is because of what is already happening following the influx of the Fulani from Jos.
"The recent happening in Plateau State where an entire village,Dogo- Nahawa, was almost wiped out by the Fulani is still fresh in our memory. We cannot accept such wild characters that are controlled by 'God knows' in our domain. They have proven to be inhuman without fear of God and exhibit wild animal-like behaviours".
Stating reasons for rejecting, them, the movement said: "There are instances to prove that we cannot accept these Fulani migrants in our are a. At Agunu Ward in Kachia local government, a 75 year-old woman, Hassana Yaki, was raped to death by unknown people.At Gora Gan Kataf in Gora Ward,Zangon Kataf local government, another woman, Iyeye Dogara Duniya, was stabbed by Fulani men.In her case ,God gave her strength to fight back and one of them was caught and has been handed over to the Police.
"These migrants from Jos are already temporally settled. They only arrive in the night without the knowledge and consent of the people of the area. Such places include Kauru,Sanga,Kajuru and Kaura local government areas. They arrived in the morning at one village called Kallah and were asked to go back immediately because of tension.
"Why do they move into areas like thieves? Why Southern Kaduna? Why do they go about surveying the area at night? It is a clear indication that they are not friendly and we cannot accept that".