SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLINGS: I’m An Advocate Of Defend Yourselves —Senator Laah



SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLINGS: I’m An Advocate Of Defend Yourselves —Senator Laah


We’ve paid some Fulani to stop killings in Southern Kaduna – El-Rufai

Ethnic  and christian genocide in Southern Kaduna has become a money making venture.
On December 3, 201611:00
We’ve paid some Fulani to stop killings in Southern Kaduna – El-Rufai
Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has said his government has traced some violent, aggrieved Fulani to their countries and paid them to stop the killings of Southern Kaduna natives and the destruction of their communities saying that the renewed violence is carried out by bandits.
El-Rufai made this known while fielding questions from some select Journalists in his office in Kaduna. Mallam El- Rufai Mallam El- Rufai He said: “For southern Kaduna, we didn’t understand what was going on and we decided to set up a committee under Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd) to find out what was going on there. What was established was that the root of the problem has a history starting from the 2011 post election violence.
“Fulani herdsmen from across Africa bring their cattle down towards Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria. The moment the rains starts around March, April, they start moving them up to go back to their various communities and countries.
“Unfortunately, it was when they were moving up with their cattle across Southern Kaduna that the elections of 2011 took place and the crisis trapped some of them.
“Some of them were from Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Mali and Senegal. Fulanis are in 14 African countries and they traverse this country with the cattle.
“So many of these people were killed, cattle lost and they organised themselves and came back to revenge.
“So a lot of what was happening in Southern Kaduna was actually from outside Nigeria. We got a hint that the late Governor Patrick Yakowa got this information and he sent someone to go round some of these Fulani communities, but of course after he died, the whole thing stopped. That is what we inherited. But the Agwai committee established that.
“We took certain steps. We got a group of people that were going round trying to trace some of these people in Cameroon, Niger republic and so on to tell them that there is a new governor who is Fulani like them and has no problem paying compensations for lives lost and he is begging them to stop killing.
“In most of the communities, once that appeal was made to them, they said they have forgiven. There are one or two that asked for monetary compensation. They said they have forgiven the death of human beings, but want compensation for cattle. We said no problem, and we paid some. As recently as two weeks ago, the team went to Niger republic to attend one Fulani gathering that they hold every year with a message from me.

Bishop Kukah’s visit to Fani-Kayode, Obanikoro, Abati and EFCC’s gaffes


Bishop Kukah’s visit to Fani-Kayode, Obanikoro, Abati and EFCC’s gaffes

Written by Jude Ndukwe

On Monday, October 31, 2016, the highly revered Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, paid a visit to the trio of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro and Dr Reuben Abati in EFCC custody. On his arrival there, he met them at the clinic and afterwards had some private moments with them away from the prying eyes of journalists.

Bishop Kukah spoke inspirational words of encouragement to the trio wherein he encouraged them to be strong and see this as a trying period for them. He prayed for them before departing.

It was therefore very shocking to us to read that the Commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, released a press statement wherein he alluded a lot of things supposedly said by the Catholic cleric and wove disheartening lies around them.

Even if we decide to agree that Kukah said the clinic and detention area of the commission was ‘clean and orderly’, we reject the notion that Kukah said the trio was ‘cheerful’. This was obviously added to make a caricature of the seriousness of the condition of the detainees. What is there in EFCC for anyone to be cheerful about especially when someone is being illegally detained.

It is all part of EFCC’s deliberate and wicked manipulation of the media against the trio who were met at the EFCC clinic by the bishop while undergoing some medical attention to say that they were cheerful.

Also, that some of EFCC’s facilities were reportedly said to be ‘clean and orderly’ does not give them the liberty to illegally detain Nigerians for as long as they wish. Even if EFCC converts a five-star hotel to its facility, it can never be good enough to illegally keep citizens on account of their political leanings.

For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to reiterate for the umpteenth time that the EFCC is holding Chief Femi Fani-Kayode illegally based on the following events:

1)      His re-arrest at the premises of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on the 21st of October was done without a warrant

2)      The arrest was done after the presiding judge on the day’s matter had advised that it would be unwise to re-arrest a man who had honoured their invitations, had been on bail from both EFCC and the courts, has never been declared wanted and had appeared in court of his own accord

3)      He has been held for close to two weeks without even their usual questionable detention order which they used in holding him earlier for 67 days

Rather than feed Nigerians with a new mundane ‘clean and orderly’ campaign at the expense of more serious issues bordering on illegal incarceration of citizens based on their opinions on national matters, Uwujaren and his paymasters should tell Nigerians why they have allowed themselves to toe the path of this administration’s vindictiveness, vengeance, vendetta and persecutions rather than diligent prosecutions according to our laws. Until then, visits of people like Bishop Kukah would remain a constant reminder to them that power is transient and that light can never overcome darkness.


Jude Ndukwe

SA (media) to Chief Femi Fani-Kayode


Anti-govt comments: Kaduna lecturer remains in prison till Nov 7

Anti-govt comments: Kaduna lecturer remains in prison till Nov 7

 News By: Okogba    Friday, October 28, 2016

By Luka Binniyat

KADUNA-A critic of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Dr. John Danfulani, was, yesterday, arraigned before a Kaduna High Court presided over by Justice Bilkisu Mohammed for ‘inciting comments’ on Facebook.

When the issue of bail was raised by his lawyer, Mr. James Kanyip, Justice Bilkisu said she was too busy to entertain the application, saying she had a seminar to attend and would only be back on November 7.

John Danfulani had been arraigned for the same offence by Kaduna State at the Magistrate’s Court on January 6, before the Chief Magistrate of Court 1, Kaduna, presided over by Mallam Awwalu Musa.

The state government lost the case in August, but did not appeal.

Danfulani, a former lecturer in the Departments of Political Science, Kaduna State University, KASU, was charged yesterday in a case referenced KDH/KAD/102c/16 at the State High Court.

Danfulani, a political activist, had to resign his job with KASU in August, after he was suspended for “embarrassing” Governor el-Rufai in several of his political commentaries.

In the ‘Notice to Prefer a Charge’ by his prosecutors, Bayero Dari and Abdullahi Isiaka for the Ministry of Justice, the state said the criminal charges against Dr. Danfulani fell under Sections 417 and 418 of the Penal Code Law.

Danfulani was alleged to have made a Facebook post on December 28, 2015 where he made comments about fuel scarcity, high foreign exchange and a high number of out-of-school children in the north, with the aim of igniting hatred and contempt.

He pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

When his lawyer, Kanyip, came up with the issue of his bail, the judge said he should be remanded in prison till November 7.

Evangelist, wife, three children missing after suspected herdsmen’s attack in Kaduna

Evangelist, wife, three children missing after suspected herdsmen’s attack in Kaduna

Monday, September 19, 2016

By Editor

The family of Evangelist Martins Oko-Oboh has called on the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies in the country to help find the missing evangelist, his wife and three children after attacks on Nandu and Kabamu villages in Kaduna State by suspected herdsmen.

John Oko-Oboh, the evangelist’s younger brother, made the call in Abuja yesterday.

Speaking with newsmen, he said the family got missing after the herdsmen attacked Nandu and Kabamu villages in Sanga Local Council of Kaduna State on June 24.

He added that the evangelist had lived in the village for many years before the recent attack, which claimed so many lives, noting that the matter had been reported at the police station in Kabamu village.

“We have tried to get across to my brother and his family, all to no avail. Nobody has also seen their bodies anywhere. I am appealing to members of the public to avail us of information that will lead to the whereabouts of my brother and his family,” he said.

He further appealed to the Federal Government to intervene in the incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen in the country to ensure peaceful coexistence.

No fewer than 38 persons were killed in separate attacks in Nandu and Kabamu villages recently.