Zangon Kataf Killings: Asake Calls for Calm, Urges Govt to Fish Out Perpetrators and Bring Them to Justice

Kaduna State LP Governorship Candidate, Hon. Jonathan Asake

Amina Anebi KADUNA

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kaduna state, Hon. Jonathan Asake, has called for calm in Zangon Kataf local government area after an attack on Saturday night claimed the lives of 17 people.

In a statement signed by his media aide James Swam, expressed shock at the attack, Asake condoled the deceased families and prayed for the reposed souls of the victims.

He also called on Governor Nasir El-Rufai to be bold and develop the political will to solve the lingering case of incessant Killings in the local government in particular and the state in general.

Asake decried a situation where innocent old men and women as well as little children would be attacked and killed in their sleep, describing it as a barbaric act that should never be condoned in any sane society under the rule of law.

He lamented that the attack, suspected to have been carried out by terrorists who have continued to invade and displace hapless and defenseless communities unprovoked with impunity, has become a regular affair in the communities around the local government.

The governorship candidate urged the Kaduna state government to act fast against the perpetrators of last Saturday’s inhumanity against man to serve as a deterrent to other criminal elements in the society, and to forestall reprisal in other communities.

Asake also said that the security agencies must swing into action immediately by arresting and prosecuting those criminal bandits suspected to have murdered the 17 villagers in Ungwan Wakili of Zangon Kataf LGA.

According to him, it is only when the long arms of the law are seen to have acted against criminality that criminals would fear committing crimes.

The LP candidate appealed to the various communities in the local government to live in peace and harmony irrespective of ethnicity and religion, saying this is the only panacea to development.

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