The presidency on Monday has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari is silent on the killings in Southern Kaduna because the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is “on top of the matter.”
Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in an interview on Channels Television during its Sunrise Daily programme, said Governor El-Rufai as the chief security officer of the state,is capable of dealing with the crisis and bringing culprits to book.
Adesina said, “You don’t have to hear from the president on that matter. When it pays us, we talk about federalism and true federalism; yet you want the president and presidency to talk about everything,”
“When a thing like this happens in a state, there is a chief security officer and he is supposed to be on top of the matter.
“Governor El-Rufai Rufai was at the villa on Thursday to brief the president, so why should the president then be talking about it?
“True federalism is the governor should be in charge and he is in charge of it,” he said.
The killings in Christian- dominated Southern Kaduna had continued for long.Some persons were killed in Goska village, Jema’a local Government Area on Christmas.The crisis has always been betwen the Fulani herdsmen and the inhabitants.