PRESS CONFERENCE BY MUSLIM STUDENTS’ SOCIETY OF NIGERIA KADUNA STATE AREA UNIT IN RESPECT OF THE KILLING OF ITS MEMBER BY THE CHRISTIAN MILITANTS IN SOUTHERN PART OF KADUNA STATE ISSUED AT KADUNA STATE HIGHER INSTITUTIONS’ CONVENTION OF MUSLIM STUDENTS HELD AT AHMAD MUHAMMAD MAKARFI CENTER FOR QUR’ANIC RECITATION COMPLEX, KINKINAU KADUNA, KADUNA STATE.
6TH, NOVEMBER, 2016.
Preamble: Kaduna State Higher Institutions’ Convention of Muslim Students (KHICOMS) is an annual programme organized by MSSN Kaduna Area Unit for all the higher institutions within the state. The main aim of the programme is to: Expose Muslim Students of Higher Institutions to the rudiments of research undertaking, writing and public speaking. The theme of this year’s KHICOMS is Reviving a Balanced Nation: Muslim Students on Call
The objectives of the programme are:
To foster Unity amongst Muslim students in various higher institutions within the state
To discuss contemporary issues that affect the Muslim ummah and proffer possible solutions
To encourage Muslim students towards memorizing the glorious Qur’an
To motivate Muslim students towards physical fitness
The convention in session strongly condemn the killing of one of its member by the name Ibrahim Abubakar, a 100 level student of College of Education, Department of Guidance and Counseling, Gidan Waya, by the Christian militants of Pasakori, Kafanchan, on his way to receive his examination card in preparation for the forthcoming second semester examination in the school.
We strongly believe the attack by the Christian militants was orchestrated in fulfillment of the unguarded utterances of the President and Secretary of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU). The duo had on the 19th October, 2016 called on their followers to attack Muslim enclaves in retaliation of the alleged attacked of the fulanis, in a discussion televised by the African Independent Television (AIT).
The case was officially reported to the Kafanchan Area Command, Nigerian Police Force, Kaduna, but all efforts to trace the said corpse was to no avail.
As a matter of urgency, the Government should direct all Security agencies in the State to stop the ongoing killings of innocent Muslims by the Christian militant in the southern part of the State to avoid escalation to other parts of the State.
The culprits should be identified and punished accordingly to serve as deterrent to others.
The Government should provide scholarship to the children of the deceased.
Military post should be located in Kafanchan for quick response in the event of crisis.
The corpse of the deceased should be trace and handed over to the family in order to perform Islamic burial rights on him.
we strongly call on the State Government that the SOKAPU President and Secretary General should be arrested immediately.
Finally, We call on the state government and all stake holders to urgently address the security challenges to ensure the safety of lives and properties.
As we await the response of the state government on the above matter, we call on our entire teeming members to be law abiding and desist from any acts that can lead to the breakdown of law and order.
Sabi’u Shitu Bindawa