Afenifere, Ohaneze, the Pan- Niger Delta Development Forum, PANDEF, and the Middle Belt Forum urged Southern Kaduna people to go to the International Criminal Court, ICC, at the Hague to seek for justice on the continued killings in the region by herdsmen, as the Nigerian government was incapable of containing the killings.
The advise was given when the forum paid solidarity visit to some lnternally Displaced Persons, IDP Camps in some parts of Southern Kaduna, recently.
The President of MiddleForum, Dr. Bitrus Pogu, said, “the forum was united with Southern Kaduna, as a strong pillar of the Middle Belt Region. He warned that when government cannot guarantee security of lives and prosperities of its citizens, as currently being shown, they would have no choice but resort to self defense.”
While thanking leaders of the joint forum for showing genuine concern and support to the people with their solidarity visit, National President, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Honourable Jonathan Asake, said, contrary to Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s recent assertion that no part of the state was occupied by external forces, the humanitarian crises at hand, as can be seen with the presence of numerous IDP Camps spread across Southern Kaduna, was an attestation that their communities were unsecured and inaccessable.
The joint Southern and Middle Belt Forum also had Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, Retired, who represented PANDEF, and the Ohaneze President, Chief John Nwodo, who was represented by the Ohaneze leader in Kaduna, Chief Ben Churchill Aniekwena. They jointly made a donation of two million Naira to help cushion the effects of the humanitarian crises at IDP Camps.