Protesting youths burn LG Chairman’s house, places of worship in Kafanchan

Posted by News Express | 21 December 2016 | 3,538 times

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A burnt mosque in Kafanchan

Some protesting youths yesterday burnt the house of Jama’a Local Government Chairman, Mr. Humble Katuka, after Governor Nasir El-Rufai left Kafanchan.

The Kaduna State Governor held Security Council for the second time this year in Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jema’a Local Government Area of the state.

This followed a skirmish in the area on Monday which led to the imposition of curfew in Jema’a and Kauru local government areas.

But there was a protest by some women in the area as the meeting was going on.

The women, our correspondent learnt, were protesting the killing of a youth in the area.

El-Rufai who was with members of his cabinet, used the opportunity to visit areas affected by the skirmish.

While addressing the women who came to protest at the Jema’a Local Government Secretariat, El-Rufai said, “Please, if there is any suspicious movement or information about impending attacks, report immediately or send me text message and I will take step to contain it.”

The governor who visited the Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammadu Isah Muhammadu, Chief of Kagoro, Ufoi Bonet and Chief of Marwa, Tagwai Sambo said he was on a peace mission and appealed for calm.

In their separate remarks, the Emir of Jema’a, Chief of Kagoro and Chief of Marwa commended the governor for his commitment to peace.

Earlier Monday morning, protesters who started their protest from Katsit, a boundary between Jema’a and Zangon Kataf LGAs, chanted the slogans, “Say no to APC”, “Say no to El-Rufa’i”, “Stop killing our brothers”, “The Hausa settlers should leave our land”, and passed through to  Jema’a Local Government Secretariat.

In the course of the protest, some shops and properties as well as three mosques and a church were destroyed.

One person who was suspected to be from Suleja, was killed along Kafanchan-Unguwan Rimi Road and his Sharon car burnt.

•Text and photo of burnt mosque courtesy of Daily Trust.

Source: News Express

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