The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kaduna state, Isa Ashiru, on Monday called on the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to fish out those behind the killings of 66 persons in Kajuru local government area of the state and bring them to justice.
In a statement issued on Monday, he said doing so will forestall the future reoccurrence of such dastardly act in the state.
Ashiru said he received the news of the killings with an absolute shock because it is also a clear indication that insecurity still remains a huge challenge in some parts of the state.
“This unfortunate incident is not only an unwanted addition to the list of the past similar ones but is also a clear indication that insecurity still remains a huge challenge in some parts of Kaduna state.
“I urge the Kaduna State Government and all the relevant security agencies to ensure that the criminals who carried out the killings are fished out and brought to justice,” he said.
“Our state is big, bountiful and rich enough to accommodate all of us; all we need to do is to continuously remind ourselves of the fact that resorting to violence has never benefitted us as a people,” he said.
He urged the people to come together, regardless of political, religious or ethnic differences, to let the world know that we are committed to ridding our state of violence and at the same time willing to live as the true brothers and sisters that we have always been.
Ashiru said his bid to clinch the governorship of the State is driven by both an immense concern for the people and a total determination to rescue the state from misrule.