A member, representing Jema’a /Sanga Federal Constituency, Hon. Shehu Nicholas Garba, has condemned attacks on Nindem Village in Godogodo Chiefdom and Ungwan Mailafiya in Kwagiri District of Gwong Chiefdom by yet to be identified gunmen.
The lawmaker who said he received the news of the attack with deep shock and concern urged the relevant authorities to spare no efforts in unmasking the perpetrators of the attack.
The attack, which was the recent in the spate of such attacks in the area reportedly claimed four lives with 10 others critically injured in Nindem Village in Godogodo Chiefdom and six lives in Nindem Village in Godogodo Chiefdom.
He said: “These recent attacks defy all human logic as there appears to be no immediate trigger.That these attacks take place on the eve of Christmas is a demonstration of the total contempt of the perpetrators of the solemnity of this season.
“We had thought that the relative peace which had been witnessed over the past months,arising from efforts of well-meaning individuals and bodies,was going to translate into a permanent peace which our people desperately desire.
“Unfortunately,it appears that some persons or group are bent on perpetuating violence and turning our hither to peaceful communities into a theatre of war for reasons not yet clear to all peace-loving people.”
Appealing to the relevant authorities to do the needful to arrest the ugly situation, he assured that “We will continue to promote the virtues of peace and harmonious co-existence amongst all our Communities.
“I am also appealing to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai,the Governor of Kaduna State,to ensure that these latest incidents do not go the way of similar previous incidents where the Perpetrators were never apprehended. There is no doubt that the impunity which has followed previous incidents has continued to embolden the Murderers whose agenda is yet to be unravelled.
“I am also calling on the state Government to complement our efforts in rendering assistities which are daily being decimated by forces that the State has persistently failed to unearth.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the Families of the dead and injured at this very difficult time.”
He further called on the communities to remain vigilant while they celebrate the festive season.