The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has faulted claims by the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai that the killings of 66 villagers In Kajuru local government area of the state happened on Friday.
The party in a statement issued on Friday by its Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh said contrary to claims by the governor, the killings took place on Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 and 11 people not 66 lost their lives.
See full statement;
The State Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has received with great shock the Press Release of the Spokesman of the Kaduna State Governor, Mr Samuel Aruwan, to the effect that “the killings in Kajuru Local Government was committed today. This is to State categorically that the said claim is completely false, but an incident that happened in the early morning of Tuesday,12th February,2019, at about 1 a.m, at Gindin Gada, Maro Ward of Kajuru Local Government, in Kaduna State.
It was an incident that happened , according to residents of the area, when some unidentified people went into the village and slaughtered 11 people in their sleep. Further information had revealed that two of the suspects were captured and handed over to the Divisional Police, for further investigation.
Only this aftetnoon, the District Head of Kufana, Mr Titus Dauda, and four of his local chiefs were released after their invitation by the DSS State Command on the issue.
The information relating to this happenstance, as narrated by Samuel Aruwan on the issue is completely not accurate, considering what really transpired.
The PDP, under the able leadership of Hon Felix Hassan Hyat, sympathized with the families of the slain victims and wish all the people that were injured a quick recovery.
We also wish to call for calm, as security agencies are doing all they can to secure all citizens, especially now that elections are going to hold in less than 24 hours from now.
All our Supporters should conduct themselves in a peaceful manner, while casting their votes during and after the elections, as victory is ours, and no amount of provocation should make them lose their cool.
Abraham Alberah Catoh
State Publicity Secretary