As Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on Tuesday disclosed that the death toll from the recent killings in Kajuru local government area of the state has risen to 130, mouthpiece of the southern Kaduna people, the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has asked the Governor to prove his claim.
SOKAPU President, Solomon Musa, a lawyer in a telephone interview with The Nation asked Governor El-Rufai to justify his 130 casualty figure claims, by exhuming victims’ bodies to show the world.
Musa said, in the history of several other crises in Southern Kaduna, Governor El-Rufai had never come out to disclose figures of casualties and ethnic nationalities of the victims, except now.
According to him, “information available to me has it that, on Sunday, 11 people were killed in Ungwan Barde, and up till now that I am talking to you, the Governor has not visited that place. So, it becomes very suspicious.