The 14-year old girl, known as Anna Gimbiya Morik, daughter of Gideon Morik the former chairman of Jema’a Local Government, who came home from Abuja for the Christmas celebration is buried today January 7, 2017.
You won’t understand if you’re told the gravity of destruction on phone or through chatting by these terrorists except you’re in Goska. That is our experience as we were taken round the village by Dongba and Cheitnum as they’re more familiar with the area.
I am writing this with a heavy heart seeing the carnage and destruction meted on the people of Goska. On Saturday, January 7, 2017, we were at Goska for the burial of the 14-year old Gimbiya, the daughter of Gideon Morik a former Jema’a Local government chairman. She was among the 6 people killed on December 24, 2016, a day before Christmas Celebration.
The destruction meted in Goska is heart wrecking and forced me into my thinking cap, seeing that the houses burnt were selected houses. These questions started popping out of my brain like lightening. The questions are as follows: What did these people want? What is the aim for this attack? What did they hope to achieve in all of these?
This is one of the many horrors going on in Southern Kaduna since 2011 but the killings intensified in 2015 after President Mahammadu Buhari and Governor Nasiru El-rufai took the oath of office in May 29, 2015.
Killing in Southern Kaduna is now a daily routine. The people of that region have called on both the state and federal governments to intervene, but it seems their cry fell on deaf ears.
The nonchalant attitude of both the Kaduna State and federal governments towards the plight of the Southern Kaduna people has led the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) to issuing a statement saying; “enough is enough and further encouraged her people to defend themselves against any attack by the Fulani terrorists”.
Our group, known as Southern Kaduna Professionals delivered relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). These materials include rappers, dresses, shoes, etc. In addition, an Abuja NGO donated mattresses to the IDPs too.
The father of the girl was grateful to Southern Kaduna Professionals. Despite the fact that he could not hide his worries about his daughter’s demise; he said, “I am not worried for my house which was burnt but my daughter who came from Abuja a day before her death for the Christmas celebration.