A concerned Nigerian, Akin Olaoye has called out the ruling All Progressives Congress over the killings of people in Kaduna State without provocation.
The death toll from the latest bandits’ attack at Runji Village in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen to 33, according to report.
Chairman of the council, Francis Sani, made the disclosure, on Sunday, adding that over 40 houses were burnt by the attackers while seven persons sustained injuries and are presently receiving treatment at the hospital.
This came as the 33 victims of the attack have been given a mass burial amidst tears by relatives and members of the community, who gathered to witness the funeral service.
The residents called on the security agencies and the government to urgently stop the lingering insecurity in the southern part of Kaduna before they are completely wiped out.
It was gathered that the gunmen were said to have invaded the community around 10p.m., on Saturday and opened fire on the villagers, most of whom were asleep.
Some of the victims were said to have been burnt alive as the bandits set houses ablaze.
President of Atyap Community Development Association, ACDA, Samuel Ache, confirmed the incident.
It was gathered that the vigilantes in the community attempted to engage the attackers, but they were subdued.
The military task force was said to have, subsequently, intervened and repelled the bandits.
Reacting to the gruesome slaughtering of the residents of Kaduna, Olaoye said: “Things are not alright in Kaduna 💔💔. Waking up daily to images of innocent Nigerians being slaughtered with no provocation, is quite sickening.
“You can’t even enjoy poverty, unemployment or lack of good governance in peace. @OfficialAPCNg abeg other than propaganda what are you people good at?”
Reacting to Akin Olaoye’s tweet, @mcnun blamed it on Peter Obi’s supporters, saying that they are behind the killings.
“It is clear Peter Obi’s supporters are the ones behind the killings. They lost an election and then resorted to killing people.”
@Arinzechi_ accused foreign bodies and the government of sponsoring the killings.
“It is the foreign bodies and the government that are sponsoring this. I don’t know if Africans are mad or what.”
@GbolahanAwolesi said: “They are only good in rigging their way to grab power but have zero capacity for governance. But it’s certain that their time is up. Nigerians rejected them in just concluded election. They are only trying to force themselves on Nigeria.
“We are left with the option to allow judiciary to determine the future of our democracy. We hope the judiciary will redeem the damage cause by PDAPC administrations so far.”
@MercyAgbai wrote: “Wole Soyinka is more concerned about the obidients movement more the insecurities & killings in the Middle-belt” while @Ordinary_Her, on her part, tagged former Aviation minister and APC spokesperson Femi Fani-Kayode’s Twitter account and said: “@realFFK will leave kaduna people and tweet about Sudan. It’s because it business. They know what they are doing.”
“They only care about Nigerians when it’s something that has to do with currency redesigning or swap, they’ll continue using us in this country till we do away with tribal sentiments and being partisan,” @Nwawompromise said.