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Southern Kaduna crisis: General Lekwot reveals perpetrators

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Elder statesman, Gen. Zamani Lekwot (rtd.), on Thursday said that security challenges in Southern Kaduna State was caused by outsiders rather than indigenes of the area.

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Lewkot said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ((NAN) in Kafanchan.

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He was reacting to a media report that quoted the Commander of the Military Operation Safe Haven, Maj.-Gen. Augustine Agundu, accusing retired and serving security officers of Southern Kaduna extraction of fueling the crisis in the area.

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Agundu was quotedd to have said in Kafanchan at a security meeting with stakeholders that “there are serving and retired security officers in this area that are promoting violence.”

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However, Lekwot said that southern Kaduna people lived in different parts of the country and were not known for trouble making.

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”I think he might have been misquoted. This is because no general will publicly accuse fellow generals without first confronting them with the facts.

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”We were not invited to any security meeting, where such an allegation was put before us. So, I think the newspapers came up with the mischievous headlines to sell their papers.

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“Moreso, part of security officers’ job is maintaining and promoting peace.

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“As such, it is illogical for such critical security officers either retired or serving to be the ones instigating security crises.

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“It does not make sense for any one in the area to instigate crises that will cause the death of many of his people.

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“We welcome people in our communities and associate cordially with neighbours,” he said.

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