BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The youth wing of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), has expressed deep concern over what it described as the lack of attempt by both the Kaduna State and Federal Government to rehabilitate, reconstruct and reintegrate communities destroyed as a result of planned genocide of the people by Fulani militia.
The Union therefore called on government at both levels to as a matter of necessity and concern rebuild parts of the destroyed Southern Kaduna the region like is the case with other destroyed places by terrorists.
These were contained in a statement by the National Youth leader, Comrade John Isaac in which he also said that as SOKAPU continue to mourn the barbaric killings of their beloved brethren by criminal herdsmen militias and sad by the destruction of properties and farm produce worth billions of naira as a result of the carnage across different parts of Southern Kaduna, it is incumbent on the government to show concern and resettle the displaced persons.
Isaac further said; “It is against this backdrop that we the Southern Kaduna youths believed that any sincere commitment to bringing about peace and promoting peaceful co-existence on the part of government and ameliorating the sufferings of the affected communities will involve the following steps;
“Bringing a total end to the killings. Masterminders and culprits identified and brought to book. The implementation of a deliberate action aim at effectively handling the humanitarian crisis, effective reintegration and rebuilding programme as well as the effective reconstruction of social, economic and physical infrastructures across the affected communities,” the Union said.
The SOKAPU Young wing also canvassed for an all inclusive peace building initiative with SOKAPU given a platform.
In the words of the SOKAPU Youths; “Ensuring adequate security and a secured atmosphere for agricultural activities to thrive. Traditional institutions across Southern Kaduna be reversed to its former status quo as it were in 2015.
“The SOKAPU Youth Wing therefore calls on the Federal and state government to urgently rebuild ravaged communities and reintegrate families and persons displaced by this acts of terror.
“Anything short of the above will amount to negligence and complicity in the plight of Southern Kaduna people”.