Kaduna: Suspects Arrested For Setting Church On Fire

Date: 30-06-2019 7:10 pm (1 year ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Kaduna State Government, on Sunday said three suspects have been arrested in connection to Friday’s arson attack on St. Augustine Catholic Church, Tudun-Wada Kaduna

A statement by the government spokesman, Samuel Aruwa, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday, said full investigation had commenced on the incident and those indicated will be prosecuted.

The government commended the resilience of the Church congregation “who today held their usual Sunday service in spite of the arson attack”, and said their courage “is a loud rebuke to violence and bigotry, and a firm affirmation of the right to worship.”

The government also commended students of Kaduna Polytechnic who put out the Friday night fire which burnt the altar of the church.

“The government further thanked the management of Kaduna Polytechnic for deploying firefighters to the scene when students raised the alarm of fire in the the premises of the Church which shares a fence with the institution.

“A state government team, led by Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, has visited the church and conveyed the government’s message of sympathy to the priests and congregation.

“Aruwan also represented the government at a meeting held at Ungwan Sanusi Divisional Police Headquarters, with representatives of the church, led by Rev. Father Anthony Ikhenoba, Dean Northern Deanery, Dr. Daniel Attar, Chairman Parish Council and the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Mohammed Yusuf.

“The state government has also been in touch with the leadership of the Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese which has responded to the sad incident, appreciate with commendable grace and a firm expectation of justice.

“The state government calls on all residents of the state to uphold peace and harmony, reject those who seek to divide and report anyone engaged in violence.”


Posted: at 30-06-2019 07:10 PM (1 year ago) | Hero
- Lisabi at 30-06-2019 09:16 PM (1 year ago)
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he law:

*Hon. Justice Adewale Johnson Banned Open Grazing in Nigeria in 1969*

What most Nigerians do not know is that there is an existing law against open grazing in Nigeria. It is high time states put this law into practice and end unprovoked killings by Fulani herdsmen.

*Hon.Justice Adewale Thompson’s 1969 Judgment on Open Cattle Grazing – Suit no AB/26/66.*
Hon.Justice Adewale Thompson: 17th April, 1969.
Suit no AB/26/66 at Abeokuta Division of the High Court.

“I do not accept the contention of Defendants that a custom exists which imposes an obligation on the owner of farm to fence his farm whilst the owner of cattle allows his cattle to wander like pests and cause damage.  Such a custom if it exists, is unreasonable and I hold that it is repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience and therefore unenforceable…in that it is highly unreasonable to impose the burden of fencing a farm on the farmer without the corresponding obligation on the cattle owner to fence in his cattle.” Sequence to that I banned open grazing for it is inimical to peace and tranquility and the cattle owners must fence or ranch their animals for peace to reign in these communities.”

This information should be shared widely so that state governors should be aware of it. It is not known that anybody appealed against this decision, so in law any open grazing is a violation of the law. State governors should setup Task forces that will enforce this law and arrest offenders.

#copied
Posted: at 30-06-2019 09:16 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lisabi at 30-06-2019 09:16 PM (1 year ago)
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he law:

*Hon. Justice Adewale Johnson Banned Open Grazing in Nigeria in 1969*

What most Nigerians do not know is that there is an existing law against open grazing in Nigeria. It is high time states put this law into practice and end unprovoked killings by Fulani herdsmen.

*Hon.Justice Adewale Thompson’s 1969 Judgment on Open Cattle Grazing – Suit no AB/26/66.*
Hon.Justice Adewale Thompson: 17th April, 1969.
Suit no AB/26/66 at Abeokuta Division of the High Court.

“I do not accept the contention of Defendants that a custom exists which imposes an obligation on the owner of farm to fence his farm whilst the owner of cattle allows his cattle to wander like pests and cause damage.  Such a custom if it exists, is unreasonable and I hold that it is repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience and therefore unenforceable…in that it is highly unreasonable to impose the burden of fencing a farm on the farmer without the corresponding obligation on the cattle owner to fence in his cattle.” Sequence to that I banned open grazing for it is inimical to peace and tranquility and the cattle owners must fence or ranch their animals for peace to reign in these communities.”

This information should be shared widely so that state governors should be aware of it. It is not known that anybody appealed against this decision, so in law any open grazing is a violation of the law. State governors should setup Task forces that will enforce this law and arrest offenders.

#copied
Posted: at 30-06-2019 09:16 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Baye77 at 1-07-2019 08:55 AM (1 year ago)
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Lazy youths that allow themselves to be brainwashed and used..
Posted: at 1-07-2019 08:55 AM (1 year ago) | Hero
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