Senator Raises Alarm over Kaduna South Killings


The Senator representing Kaduna South, Senator Danjuma La’ah, on Wednesday raised alarm over what he described as the increasing killings and destruction of property in his constituency.

Senator La’ah who spoke under personal explanation lamented that it seemed his constituents have been left to suffer their fate.

He blamed herdsmen for the killings and destruction of property in the area.

He noted that herdsmen have taken killing and massive destruction of property, especially burning of houses, as a routine in southern Kaduna.

The lawmaker prayed the Senate to mandate relevant government agencies to establish Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the area as a matter of urgency to avert crippling humanitarian crisis.

He insisted that the Senate should quickly rise to the occasion to save the situation in the interest of the people of the area.

He said that it is unacceptable that herdsmen should turn Kaduna South to a killing field without much being done to protect the people of the area.

La’ah noted that though killings could be noticed in other places, the magnitude of killings and destruction of property in Kaduna south is incomparable.

He said that it had become a source of embarrassment for him to always talk about killings and destruction of property in his constituency on the floor of the Senate.

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said that since Senator La’ah made personal explanation, the issue he raised should not be open for debate.

Saraki added that if La’ah wanted the issue discussed, he should propose a formal motion on the issue.

He however concluded that the Senate has taken note of the issue raised.


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