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#SouthernKaduna Killings: Culprits Will Know No Peace – Gov. El-Rufai



Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has condemned Saturday and Sunday attacks on Goska, Kaninkon chiefdom in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, describing it as “inhumane and handiwork of forces of darkness.”

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan in Kaduna on Sunday, El-Rufai empathised and condoled with families that lost their loved ones.

He urged security agencies to redouble their efforts, saying the attackers would know no peace as they would be chased to their hideouts and brought to justice.

The governor said “while government and security agencies work to block all windows to ensure that citizens in the three local government areas and the entire state are protected, these forces of darkness will know no peace.”

“These forces of darkness that represent evil and inhumanity stroke again, killing
innocent citizens, burnt their houses and injured some and terrified many.

Government and security agencies will not be deterred; we will continue to be resilient, up and doing and courageous in tackling this unfortunate situation.

Their tactics are to create a chasm, divide people, breed hate and prejudice and plunge the state into chaos but we will triumph over these evil forces by the grace of Almighty God.

No amount of evil will change our deep commitment. We will continue to be firm, decisive and put lives of our citizenry and their wellbeing as our ultimate goal,” he added.

He stated that the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had been directed to take inventory of those affected and provide relief materials to assist the victims.

“Our deep empathy and prayers go to the families that lost their loved ones, those that lost their homes and properties. May their souls rest in peace and may God see us through this challenging time,” he prayed.


  1. Jennie

    December 25, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I live in kafanchan,and d spate of Fulani invasion is becoming alarming,there’s bn 24 hours curfew since Monday and security personnel around yet this people still perpetuate evil unchallenged.U do not blame d people for thinking d governor is involved in d killings,two days ago helicopter hovered around and in recent times once DT happens wt follows is Fulani invasion.We hope DT this evil comes to an end cos it’s looking like a coordinated attempt to wipe out d entire Christians in southern Kaduna ,so that they can take over.It didn’t look like Christmas here,more than 10 vehicles filled with military personnel were deployed to Goska,I hope they can salvage d situation.And a face is put to this cos this looks like a new form of BH.

  2. Meena

    December 26, 2016 at 3:19 am

    I smell a rat, how do you carry out an attack successfully in an area under curfew? Or were the troops sent to the area Fulani security personnel instead of Nigerian security personnel? #Justwonderingoutloud #PrayforSouthernKaduna

  3. Moniker

    December 26, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Where are all the men of timber and caliber from Southern Kaduna? Your people are gradually getting cleansed and you hope El-Rufai will fix it? When in fact he is the no1 enemy. The best you guys can do for yourself is to be a government by yourself, to yourself and in yourselves.cause this right here isn’t governance. Out right ethnic cleansing

  4. Liz

    December 26, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I don’t understanding why he keeps referring to them as “forces of darkness’. If the Fulani’s are Killing southern Christians say the Fulani’s are killing Southern Kaduna people. Instead he uses vague terms trying to act like the perpetrators cannot be identified. I don’t trust this guy one bit, I think he has an agenda.

  5. keke driver

    December 26, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Shut up @El-rufai shut your incompetent mouth…what baffled me the most was that very few media people spoke about this, when did we become soooo comfortable that even when we hear such devastating news we just close our mouths and say “shebi my relatives aren’t there”

  6. The Real Oma

    December 26, 2016 at 10:27 am

    This is painful. Which way Naija!?

  7. Temi

    December 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Sad! Very Sad indeed.. I wonder when will our beloved Ng will be stable… too many ugly things now.. and yet, now it is not the time for it.. We are at the pinnacle of our development, success and labels.

  8. Ent

    December 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    This was how boko-haram started, spending endless resources and bringing endless scars.
    Bad leaders and their injustice. They lack proper administration of govt. They’re only their for the money and fame, they can’t manage a small community.
    This office is not a joke

  9. nnenne

    December 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    These massacres have been happening in the North since the 60s.
    They will continue as long as the perpetrators are not brought to justice! !!
    It has happened much , it now looks like a tradition. SAD.

  10. Alpha

    December 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    El-Rufai placed a curfew to prepare the people of Southern Kaduna for slaughter and it worked out fine. To think the attack on Goska on the eve of Christmas went on for hours under the said curfew and there was no intervention by security agencies speaks volumes. We the people of Southern Kaduna will continue to cry until this government carries out its primary responsibility, which is to secure lives and property of all, regardless of religion or ethnicity.. And if the government won’t act, they should know that even a goat, when pushed to the wall, bites…

  11. m

    December 27, 2016 at 1:20 am

    nnenne indeed but it’s become worse since their patrons took over power. They have become bolder and even get paid. This slimy midget can’t even be bold and call these paid terrorists as they are fulani herdsmen. But he is quick to point their mistaken identities, Niger Delta militants. Bastards! you all are the agentsf darkness in this country called Nigeria. a curse.

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