The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN in Zangon Kataf local government area in Kaduna state, Bishop Jacob Kwashi, has decried the spate of killings in the area.
While speaking on Sunday, April 16 at the mass burial of 33 persons killed during an attack on Runji Village in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State last Saturday, April 15, Bishop Kwshi said the state and Federal government know what they have to do to stop the killing and called on them to do it. Bandits stormed the village and opened fire on the residents, killing many of them including children.
Reacting to the spate of military action to quell the crisis, the clergyman stated that if a cow is killed mistakenly in the area, a large number of troops will be sent to fish out the person who carried out the killing of the animal.
In his words
‘’We will not run away from our land. Even if they come tonight after us and we are killed, there will be some people who will talk and there will be the young who will rise again. So we ask that the government of Kaduna state, the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria..they should do the needful. They know what they should do to stop this evil. They know it. I have said it and let me repeat myself. If by mistake one cow is killed by any of the community here, the number of military troops that will enter and ransack the community and look for those to arrest because one cow has been killed… and now we have 33 corpses and a young boy of five years who has been beheaded. What has he done to these evil people”
Watch a video of him speaking below;