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Nigerians in London protest over Southern Kaduna killing




Nigerians in London staged a protest on Thursday, August 20, over the recurrent violence in Southern Kaduna which has claimed hundreds of lives over the years.


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The Guardian reports that the protesters asked the international community to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killings.


According to the newspaper, the protest was organised by the Southern Kaduna People in Diaspora (SOKAPDA) Europe.



Fivestardiary gathers that the protesters marched to the Nigerian High Commission in Northumberland Avenue, with various chants.


They accused both the federal government and the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, of letting the Christians in Southern Kaduna down.


The protesters called on the United Kingdom, the United States and France to intervene and prevail on the government to end the killings.

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They later handed a letter to an official of the Nigerian High Commission and were assured that their message will get to the president through the ambassador.


Meanwhile, the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has spoken on the crisis rocking Southern Kaduna.


Speaking on Channels TV on Sunday, August 16, Governor El-Rufai said some Southern Kaduna leaders accused him of taking sides in the crisis.


The Kaduna state governor added that the leaders want to be “appeased”, but insisted his administration will not grease the palms of those whom he described as trouble-makers.