Former Senator who represented Kaduna Central District Senator in the 8th Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that although a helicopter suspected to have belonged to the terrorists who recently killed people in Southern Kaduna communities was not theirs, deliberately, it was not used against the assailants.
No fewer than 32 people were recently killed in Southern Kaduna by terrorists.
Adara Development Association had claimed that on Sunday, bandits attacked communities in the area, killing 32 persons while many others were feared to have been kidnapped.
The group also alleged that while bandits were killing in some areas, some of the villagers in Maikori had prepared to repel the attacks when a helicopter appeared and started air strikes against the natives.
It was also alleged by residents of Kajuru local government area in the state that over 150 terrorists invaded the area in Southern Kaduna South on motorcycles to launch the attack, killing people indiscriminately and burning several houses.
The Kaduna State Government on Thursday admitted that 32 persons were killed and the helicopter belonged to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). It, however, said the helicopter was there to carry out rescue operations.
I was on call with a Kajuru youth leader who confirmed the massacre of 32 people by terrorists in Kaduna.The reported helicopter may not have belong to the terrorists,but it deliberately refused to take action against the terrorists when they were killing and burning down houses.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) June 9, 2022
However, Senator Sani on his verified Twitter handle said that he spoke with the youth leader of Kajuru, who confirmed the killing, but noted that if the helicopter belonged to the NAF as claimed by the state government, it deliberately refused to take action against the terrorists.
He wrote, “I was on call with a Kajuru youth leader who confirmed the massacre of 32 people by terrorists in Kaduna. The reported helicopter may not have belonged to the terrorists, but it deliberately refused to take action against the terrorists when they were killing and burning down houses,” he said.