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The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has called on the state government to probe the latest killings in the state.

The body also called for the release of corpses of their kinsmen killed during the mayhem for proper burial.

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However, a statement issued by the National Public Relations Officer of SOKAPU, Yakubu Kuzamani said that the government should set up an impartial probe panel to investigate the Kasuwan Magani massacre.

He said, “We make a passionate appeal on the government to set up an impartial probe panel to investigate the Kasuwan Magani massacre that led to scores of deaths and fish out the instigators of the crisis.

“We are aware that bereaved families are yet to receive corpses for decent burials.

“We urge relevant security agencies to ensure release of these corpses to their relatives for proper burial according to each faith.

“The carnage at Kasuwan Magani that led to the death of many is unfortunate. We commiserate with families of the dead and the injured and pray to God for quick healing. We are also sad with the happening within the metropolis on Sunday 21st.

“We condemn in unequivocal terms the abduction of the Agom Adara, His Royal Highness, Dr. Maiwada Galadima, on October 19, 2018, and we call on security agencies to ensure his safe return from his captors.

“We are very worried at the suspicious incidents occurring around our traditional institutions. In the space of 11 months: the Etum Numana was assassinated; the Agom Akulu was kidnapped and now the Agom Adara was brutally kidnapped and some of his aides killed.

“We view the enforcement of the curfew by the state government as discriminatory and aimed at punishing a particular people and area.

“Because, while some parts living in the metropolis were allowed limited time to move freely and access basic items and foodstuff, some other areas were not.

“Though the curfew has now been relaxed, we still insist that such shouldn’t have happened.

“The state government must, at all times, show itself as impartial, build trust among its citizens and work for the good of all at all times.

“We urge the Government to take all available measures to protect and defend our traditional institutions, as well as all other citizens of the state.

“We join well-meaning Nigerians to pray for the quick return of normalcy in our state.”