Kaduna Killings: Resign now or risk impeachment – Rights group tells El-rufai

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    Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has been asked to resign following the unabated killings in Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State.

    The Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), gave the advice in Enugu, saying the Governor could not exonerate himself from the continuous blood bath in Christian dominated Southern Kaduna.

    In the statement signed by the chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT), Dede Uzor A Uzor, the group also called on International Criminal Court (ICC) to commence the investigation of crime against humanity on Governor El-Rufai.

    The group said ” the Governor of Kaduna State should resign or the State House of Assembly should immediately commence his impeachment process.

    “He cannot exonerate himself from the continuous massacre and genocide in Southern Kaduna. El-Rufai still provides logistics and financial backing to those murderous Fulani Herdsmen to continue to kill innocent Christians in Southern part of Kaduna. He is not hiding it. He accepted backing them”.

    The group said ICC should beam their searchlight on Nigeria especially in the North, where Herdsmen and bandits have turned Christian communities into killing fields.

    “They should not pretend that all are well in Nigeria, when in fact religious killings are the order of the day in Nigeria, especially in Northern part of the country” said the group.

    HURIDE said the international community such as a the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), United States of America USA) Britain among others should as a matter of urgency also beam their searchlight on the killings of Christians in Nigeria.

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    The group lamented that no fever than 5,000 Christians have been killed in Southern Kaduna since the latest renewed killings..

    Turning to the Federal Government, HURIDE said it has a lot of questions to answer for its inability to stem tide of blood bath in the country.

    The group wondered why Presidemt Muhammadu Buhari has found it difficult to sack Service Chiefs when they have failed woefully to checkmate killings from Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen.

    ‘ We find it difficult to understand why the Presidemt is still harboouring the Service Chiefs if they actually want to stop the killngs. We want to believe that there is something they know that they don’t want Nigerrians to know about the insecurity in the country” the group said.

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