Prominent International Non-Government Organization Amnesty International’s Nigeria chapter has called on the government of Nigeria to immediately and decisively end the ongoing attacks on communities in southern Kaduna. The NGO urged the authorities about the issue after Armed individuals killed at least 15 people at Unguwar Wakili in Zangon Kataf’s local government area.
Sources suggest that most of the victims of the attack were women and children. The Non-Government Organization also recollected that in December 2022, over 28 people were killed by armed men at Malagum 1 and Sokwong communities of Kagoro Chiefdom, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State in Nigeria.
Further, Amnesty Internation noted that their investigation shows that armed individuals killed at least 366 people in the villages south of Kaduna State in multiple attacks between January and July 2020. The authorities at the Non-Government Organization asserted that, Again and again, authorities have failed to end the attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice. Officers must live up to their obligation to protect lives and end impunity.
Amnesty International calls on Nigerian authorities to independently investigate all these attacks and ensure accountability by bringing the perpetrators to justice. Amnesty International Suggests that the quick and increasing number of these incidents and killings is evidence of the failure of authorities to protect the people.
The insecurity incidents are not unheard of in many parts of Nigeria. The incidents are especially frequent in the country’s less developed states, including many northern states. The incidents of insecurity, banditry and violence are especially frequent following the elections. The government has been dealing with these issues for a long time.
Several social media users have condemned the government’s inability to deal with these issues. One social media user, Darek Silva, wrote in Amnesty Nigeria’s Post’s comments section that a terrorist government could not stop terrorists from attacking people. Only people can save themselves.
Another social media user, Maxi Milian, wrote:
Oneness of Nigeria has been killing innocent indigenous people. One Nigeria has killed millions of innocent people especially clear Biafrans. Keeping Nigeria one is validating and supporting these killings.