A sociology-cultural group, Net-zit Patriotic Front, has deemed Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State “mentally imbalance and unfit” to run the state.
The group’s assertion follows the claim by Governor El-Rufai that he had paid money to Fulani herdsmen to end the killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna.
While expressing disappointment in the governor’s claim, the group said that El-Rufai has clearly shown how numb and incapable he is to govern the state.
In a statement signed by one George Makeri, the group called for El-Rufai’s immediate resignation, adding that the governor must be arrested and prosecuted by the international police for “crimes against humanity.”
“Governor El-Rufai had during an interview said he sent a delegation to other countries to pay Fulani Herdsmen to ‘stop’ the killings in the Southern part of Kaduna state,” Makeri.
“It is observed that each time the governor visited Southern Kaduna community in the aftermath of an attack, a more vicious one is launched the following day in another peaceful community.
“Given the above, we have come to the sad conclusion that the Kaduna State governor is mentally imbalance and unfit to continue as Governor of Kaduna State. He needs to vacate Kashim Ibrahim House immediately if sanity must return to the state. We hope the international police will quickly pick him up to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.”
“These atrocities were coupled with the complete terrorism on all neighbouring communities from Godogodo, Golkofa, Angwan Anjo, Pasakori, with Gidan Waya recently joining the long list of assaulted villages and Kafanchan presently tensed up.
“Chawai in Kauru local government area is not spared too as many people were massacred and many others displaced in an assault conducted a day after the governor erected a public apology bill board at the Samuru Kataf round about. As we write, thousands have been massacred and thousands more have been displaced.
“It is curious and unfortunate to note that the intensity and quick spread of these fulani-instigated violence across the length and breadth of southern Kaduna could be traced to the Kaduna State Governor’s body language that urges the fulani murderers on while intimidating and victimising the victims some more because the victims were non-muslims nor Hausa fulani like him, even against his oath of office,” he said.