The Lagos Metropolitan Grand Knight of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Sir William Adebisi has described as unacceptable the callous killings going on in Southern Kaduna, even as he called for an end to all hostilities in the area. In a statement he made available to newsmen recently on the issue, he expressed worry over the inability of the government to bring lasting peace to the affected area despite the yearly huge budgetary allocations provided for security related issues. “We expected that the government should have mobilized more security personnel to the area. Every day, Christians are being attacked and killed and their homes and property destroyed.
The killings have continued unabated and we are very worried. We urge the government and well-meaning Nigerians to stop the killings” While noting that peaceful coexistence between the communities is of paramount importance, he also did not rule out the need for a peace commission to engage the communities with the view of peaceful coexistence. “The situation in Kaduna State needs urgent and serious attention. Its roots are deep and complex, but they can be contained with appropriate levels of political will and sincerity. Between the federal and state governments, community leaders and representatives of groups should be encouraged to engage in genuine and productive discussions to stop the killings. Only communities can do this with urgency and certainty in mind. Police and the military may help, but they will take too long, and do not understand the terrain and the nature of the conflict,” he advised.