In a press statement on Wednesday, issued and signed by the chairman of the group, Elder Peter Buba, he said the Southern Kaduna had been in the eye of the storm over the incessant attacks and massive destruction of lives and properties in the past few weeks.
According to the statement, “As elders of the area and indeed Kaduna State, we are greatly disturbed by the unfolding tragedy ripping across our land.
“We cannot, therefore, afford to continue sitting and folding our arms in the face of the continued violence that portents a bleak future for future generations.”
The statement further called on the president to urgently come to the help of the southern Kaduna since it’s the prerogative duty of the president to protect all citizens irrespective of tribe, language or colour.
“As everyone knows, in their oaths of office, Mr. President and all the 36 state Governors undertook to create a conducive environment for the peaceful co-existence of all citizens irrespective of creed, religious or ethnic, to ensure a seamless development and healthy growth of our country
“We have lived together in an integrated and symbiotic manner until the brutal invasion of our communities by the enemies of development, and progress.
“What is happening in Southern Kaduna today and by extension some states of the federation is at variance with the above laudable objective.”
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK