The vice president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, (PFN) Kaduna chapter, Apostle Emmanuel Bako, has described the killings in Southern Kaduna as a coordinated attempt to exterminate the people living in Christian dominated areas.
Apostle Emmanuel Bako made the statement of Thursday, January 26, after he visited some of the affected communities in Southern Kaduna that have come under attack from alleged Fulani herdsmen, Daily Post reports.
He said: “We are men of God, we must be able to tell ourselves the truth; it pains any reasonable human being to see the level of destruction done by these herdsmen.
“Most of the destruction we have seen here is more on the indigenes, that is, the Christian dominated areas which were more affected.
“I visited Dangoma, a predominantly Fulani Community and I did not see any house razed down by fire or any destruction there.”
Bako said the destruction he saw in some of the communities is beyond what he has been reading in the social media and newspapers.
The cleric called on the government to increase the number of security personnel to enable the indigenous people access their farmlands, adding that the people cannot be depending on relief materials or wait for NGOs.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar and a group of notable Nigerians have moved to end the circle of communal violence in Southern Kaduna.
The delegation includes Archbishop of Abuja John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (rtd) and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto.
The meeting which held in Kafanchan, Jema’a local government area and Kagoro in Kaura local government area of Kaduna State on Thursday, January 26, was attended by religious clerics, traditional rulers and community groups.
Abubakar, who serves as chairman of the National Peace Committee, told the people of Southern Kaduna to bury the hatchets and coexist peacefully.