Saturday, February 8, 2014

Kaduna Gov Dragged to icc Over alleged Genocideon February 8/2014

A group, Southern Kaduna Indigenes Progressive Forum (SKIPFo)
yesterday said it has compiled enough documentary and other relevant
information enough to drag Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero to the
Internal Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague for what it said was
genocide against the Atakad people of Kaura Local Government Area in
the southgern part of Kaduna State.
A Press Statement signed by the Chairman of the registered group,
Major George Asake (rtd) said that its lawyers were working in concert
with other experts to file genocide charges against Yero, and possibly
seek his extradition to stand prosecution even after he would have
left office.
SKIPFo which gave a detail tabulated sequence of the invasions of
Atakad communities and other parts of Southern Kaduna since 2011 said
about 160 people have lost their lives, 202 wounded and over 1000
houses set ablaze.
Reads part of the Statement made available to Saturday Vanguard: "On
the 15th February, 2012, Rev Joseph Hayab, Special Assistant to the
Governor on Christian Affairs, and Mallam Halliru Maraya, Special
Assistant to the Governor on Muslims Affairs and Ishaku Dogo Makama,
Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Kaduna
State said at a Press Conference that after pocketing not less than
N564 billion in cash, apart from food stuff and other relief
materials, Internally Displaced Persons (all Hausa/Fulani Muslims from
Zonkwa) from the last April 2011 polls violence, had refused to
leave the Hajj Camp, in Kawo, Kaduna. That was when Sir Patrick
Ibrahim Yakowa was in power
·"While the aforementioned enjoyed so much largesse from Yakowa, Yero
on his part is not known to have offered a kobo to the much publicised
10,000 Takad refugees.
"Governor Yero knows well that the Takad are now under starvation
since the Fulani made it impossible for them to return and cultivate
their farm. Most of them are sick, traumatized without any form of
assistance even as more violence is being visited on them on a daily
basis under the watch of Yero.
"There is no further prove to show how he hates Southern Kaduna People
and encourages the systematic genocide of the Takad by starvation and
"Encouraged, by the feeble security in place, a band of ravaging
Fulani militants invaded Takad villages again last Monday, and wiped
out all the inhabitants before razing the villages into ashes."
Sources: Vangard News

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