Destruction of Military base Foundation Structure wicked , Myopic – Southern Kaduna Group
Group under aegis of Southern Kaduna Concerned Youth, SOKACOY on Saturday condemned in strong terms those who demolished the foundation laying structure erected by the Army at Kafanchan for the establishment of a military battalion for prompt response to attacks in the Southern part of Kaduna State.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Tukur Yusuf Buratai laid the Military base Foundation Structure recently.
According to the group , those who ganged up to demolish the structure are enemies of Southern Kaduna , progress and development .
Addressing journalists at Crocodile Club , Coordinator of SOKACOY , Adamu Barde Kagarko , said the perpetrators are not only myopic ,but also have exposed their overt ignorance.
While noting that the establishment of a military based in Southern Kaduna is what most citizens clamoured for,he queried , ” So what message are we sending with this dastardly act “.
He however said , ” It is not in doubt that the state government has been working day and night to ensure that peace is restored in affected area in Southern Kaduna , why are we undermining this peace process ” .
” At this critical this moment , I expect all Southern Kaduna citizens to should join hands with the Governor to achieve lasting peace in our troubled area .” he stated .
Kagarko who is the Coordinator of the the Southern Kaduna group with membership that cut across eight Local Government Areas of the State that include Kaura, Kagarko, Kachia Kauru, Jaba, Jama’a, Sanga and Zangon Kataf said , ” As concerned citizens of Southern Kaduna, we commiserate with the victims of any of the attacks and we pray that God will heal every family that has lost a loved one or any property in those acts of wickedness by man to man. May the good Lord bring everlasting peace to our region.”
However, he said ,” Attention of the group was been drawn to the wicked act that perpetrated by our enemies who have destroyed the Foundation of the Military Base that was laid by the Chief of Army Staff and His Excellency, Governor Nasir Ahmed Elrufai in Kafanchan last weekend.
” We condemned it in its totality and we hope and pray that the perpetrators will be brought to book. It is very sad that when Government is making frantic efforts to secure our region, some enemies of the State from our region are carrying out these unwholesome acts for whatever reasons that is best known to them.
” We therefore plead with both the State and the Federal Government not to be discouraged by that singular act and continue with the the project as it will go a long way in curbing all the insecurity in Southern Kaduna.
“We equally want to let our people know that Development by any leader transcends his or her administration as Government will come and go but every Development will remain with us.
” It is not in our character as a people to disrespect our leaders, it is also not in our culture to undermine constituted authorities and create unnecessary atmosphere that is unfavourable to development, hence our resolved to appeal to all concerned to sheath their swords and embrace peace.
“It is against this background that we appeal to His Excellency Governor Nasir El-Rufai to remain focused in achieving lasting peace in Southern Kaduna and concentrate on his resolved to “Make Kaduna Great Again”.
“We are not unaware that His Excellency has the power to have directed the security apparatus in the state to deal with those that stoned his convoy, but the decided to exhibit the qualities of a good leader to forgive them just as he is struggling to ensure there is peace in the State.
” We commend our amiableGovernor on that singular act of humility and we pray that God will continue to use him to ensure that peace return to the State.
It is worthy to mention some of His Excellency’s achievements in Southern Kaduna since his assumption of office as Governor in May 29, 2015.
“Such laudable projects include: $120m Vicampro, Potato Farming and processing plant in Kaura LGA, which is expected to engage about 30,000 citizens of the Local Government Area.
“The second and third projects are Olam Ltd ( $150m Animal Feedmill, Poultry Breeding Farm and Hatchery in Kaduna) and Morgan MiningCompany, which have Capacities of recruiting 10,000 and 5,000 Youth respectively in the area.
“We are glad to note the massive construction works on roads, schools and hospitals rehabilitation that are ongoing in the Southern part of Kaduna State.
” It is equally against this background that we make bold to appeal to our youth to support these laudable projects by Governor Nasir El-Rufai which are tailored towards transforming our area and the entire Kaduna State.
“In addition, we wish to sympathize with the State Government and people of Southern Kaduna over the loss of lives and properties in the recent crises that engulfed the area.
However, SOKACOY call on all those that have been using the social media to spread the messages of hate and false information to desist from such acts, which are inimical to achieving peace and development. We therefore urge our youths and leaders to join hands with the Governor to move our state forward.
“Let us assure the public that SOKACOY will do everything within its powers to protect all the foreign and indigenous companies (investors) operating in Southern Kaduna and the State in general.
“In conclusion, we reiterate our support to Governor Nasir El – Rufai’s visionary leadership and development efforts to ‘Make Kaduna Great Again’.”