Several youths from the southern part of Kaduna State trooped out to protest over the incessant killings in the state under the watch of the Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The youths, who gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, under the aegis of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, raised the alarm that the insecurity in the state is becoming unbearable.
They demanded the security forces and government officials to save their lives.
One of the protesters while lamenting, said, “Children are being raped, women are being raped, people are being killed. Governor Nasir el-Rufai, you need to stand up to your responsibilities and protect lives and properties. For how long is this going to continue? We are tired of these; the killings must end.
“Kidnapping here and there. Before now, kidnapping was an occurrence on Abuja Road but right now, it has moved to Southern Kaduna.
“People cannot sleep with their eyes closed; we are scared of going to Kaduna. Just recently, my cousin was kidnapped, we had to pay ransom before he was released; we could not sleep.
“What is happening? And our governor does not even have sympathy for our plight as a people. This carnage must stop, enough is this.
“We are calling the attention of the international community to this. Our government is sleeping, something must be done.
“We call on all Nigerians to speak up against this. It started in Southern Kaduna, it can reach your doorstep tomorrow,” she said.
“Right now, there is a protest going on and you can see security men all over but when there is killing, kidnapping, you won’t see any of them. What is happening? We the youths are tired, enough of this,” she added.
Recall that Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, recently said no fewer than 222 persons had been killed by the bandits while 774 persons were abducted.