By Achadu Gabriel, kaduna
Displaced Interior Gbagyi community in Gwagwada ward in chikun Local Government area of kaduna state said they paid over N3 million to Fulani militia to allowed them harvest their crops and spend Christmas in their ancestral home, Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has revealed.
This was discovered when the SOKAPU took palliatives to “at least 1,600 Gbagyi IDPs who have fled their surrounding villages that have been taken over by armed Fulani militia”.
“We also took drugs and sleeping mats and clothes to these traumatized citizens whose Rep, Hon. Barde (No Shaking) visited once and gave N50,000 (fifty thousand) for the feeding”, SOKAPU stated.
In the state issued by the Union’s spokesman Luka Binniyat stressed that “Yesterday, SOKAPU made a dangerous trip to an interior Gbagyi community called Gwagwada, under Chikun ward, Chikun LGA to take palliatives to at least 1,600 Gbagyi IDPs who have fled surrounding villages that have been taken over by armed Fulani militia.
“We also took drugs and sleeping mats and clothes to these traumatized citizens whose Rep, Hon. Barde (No Shaking) visited once and gave N50,000 (fifty thousand) for their feeding.
“They told us of the shocking impunity they were treated by the invaders including payments of huge sums to be allowed to harvest their crops.
“We also spoke to victims of kidnapping who were ruined economically and more. We spoke to those who lost loves ones and property. It is unbelievable that we have a government”, it stated.
The statement further stated that “A certain community paid N3m to the militia to be allowed to stay and spend Christmas. We were told that the entire Chikun ward is under the mercy of the armed killers. These people will spend their Christmas in sorrow and pains. No assistance to them is too small”, it stated.