‘The worst, horrible and dangerous killings I’ve witnessed in my life’, Residents laments on Kaduna crisis


Some who were eager to moved out immediately after the crisis hired the services of security personnel to accompany them, while those who were patient enough for fear of security harassment during the curfew period have started packing their luggage and family to a secured environment.
In Kasuwan Magani which is mostly dominated by Adara Christians, some Muslims residing there have since vacated their houses for fear of future occurrence, while Christians in Tudunwada, Trikania, which is mostly dominated by Muslims have since vacated their homes for fear of future occurrence as they have relocated to Christian dominated area.
In Kasuwan Magani, Alhaji Abdul Lawal told newsmen that he had made arrangement with a bus driver to pack all his property to Kaduna North as he could no longer endure frequent crisis in Kasuwan Magani.
According to him, during this year’s February crisis in Kasuwan Magani, he lost one of his sons. In this October crisis, his house was nearly burnt down in Kasuwan Magani but for the quick intervention of security personnel deployed to keep peace.
Hear him, ” I have stayed in Kasuwan Magani throughout my life. I have not witnessed such horrible and dangerous killings in my life. As I am speaking to you now, I have paid for rooms in Kaduna north. I have made up my mind to move out of this place, Kasuwan Magani. Let me have my peace.”
A man identified as Mallam Shuaibu Ibrahim told newsmen in Kasuwan Magani that he had sleepless night since the crisis thinking where to go.
” Since the crisis, I couldn’t sleep in the night. I sent all my families to stay with my uncle in Kaduna town. I am thinking of relocating but I have no money to move my property out. Again, I don’t even have money to rent a new room in Kaduna where my family will stay,” Ibrahim said.
READ: Muslim security guard save Christians from mob attack during Kaduna Crisis
But, Hajia Jumai Muhammadu has a different view. According to her, she had lived in Kasuwan Magani throughout her life, now it will be difficult for her to relocate.
” I was born and brought up in Kasuwan Magani. I schooled in Kasuwan Magani and got married in kasuwan Magani. I cannot run to anywhere because the devil has ruled over some people who took knife, cutlass and all manner of weapons against themselves. God is the owner of life. He takes it anytime, anywhere if He wishes. Even if you relocate to a different country, death can still meet you. Why must I relocate because of killings and burning of property?
She advised those who are moving or relocating to different places to remain and be prayerful since they do not know what may befall them there.
Her words: “You may run, thinking that where you are going may be better. Perhaps, you may not reach your destination. Even if you do, what you may meet there, maybe worst compared to what you are facing now in Kasuwan Magani.”
As it stands now, in Kaduna State, both Christians and Muslims are no longer living together as before. Only in few local governments in the state that Christians and Muslims live together even as boundary exists between the two religions in such local government (s).
The post ‘The worst, horrible and dangerous killings I’ve witnessed in my life’, Residents laments on Kaduna crisis appeared first on Within Nigeria.Some who were eager to moved out immediately after the crisis hired the services of security personnel to accompany them, while those who were patient enough for fear of security harassment during the curfew period have started packing their luggage and family to a secured environment.
In Kasuwan Magani which is mostly dominated by Adara Christians, some Muslims residing there have since vacated their houses for fear of future occurrence, while Christians in Tudunwada, Trikania, which is mostly dominated by Muslims have since vacated their homes for fear of future occurrence as they have relocated to Christian dominated area.
In Kasuwan Magani, Alhaji Abdul Lawal told newsmen that he had made arrangement with a bus driver to pack all his property to Kaduna North as he could no longer endure frequent crisis in Kasuwan Magani.
According to him, during this year’s February crisis in Kasuwan Magani, he lost one of his sons. In this October crisis, his house was nearly burnt down in Kasuwan Magani but for the quick intervention of security personnel deployed to keep peace.
Hear him, ” I have stayed in Kasuwan Magani throughout my life. I have not witnessed such horrible and dangerous killings in my life. As I am speaking to you now, I have paid for rooms in Kaduna north. I have made up my mind to move out of this place, Kasuwan Magani. Let me have my peace.”
A man identified as Mallam Shuaibu Ibrahim told newsmen in Kasuwan Magani that he had sleepless night since the crisis thinking where to go.
” Since the crisis, I couldn’t sleep in the night. I sent all my families to stay with my uncle in Kaduna town. I am thinking of relocating but I have no money to move my property out. Again, I don’t even have money to rent a new room in Kaduna where my family will stay,” Ibrahim said.
READ: Muslim security guard save Christians from mob attack during Kaduna Crisis
But, Hajia Jumai Muhammadu has a different view. According to her, she had lived in Kasuwan Magani throughout her life, now it will be difficult for her to relocate.
” I was born and brought up in Kasuwan Magani. I schooled in Kasuwan Magani and got married in kasuwan Magani. I cannot run to anywhere because the devil has ruled over some people who took knife, cutlass and all manner of weapons against themselves. God is the owner of life. He takes it anytime, anywhere if He wishes. Even if you relocate to a different country, death can still meet you. Why must I relocate because of killings and burning of property?
She advised those who are moving or relocating to different places to remain and be prayerful since they do not know what may befall them there.
Her words: “You may run, thinking that where you are going may be better. Perhaps, you may not reach your destination. Even if you do, what you may meet there, maybe worst compared to what you are facing now in Kasuwan Magani.”
As it stands now, in Kaduna State, both Christians and Muslims are no longer living together as before. Only in few local governments in the state that Christians and Muslims live together even as boundary exists between the two religions in such local government (s).
The post ‘The worst, horrible and dangerous killings I’ve witnessed in my life’, Residents laments on Kaduna crisis appeared first on Within Nigeria.

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