Some Nigerian musicians such as Michael Stephens, aka Ruggedman, Lanre Fasasi aka Sound Sultan, Eedris AbdulKareem and Joel Amadi have all condemned the killings that recently took place in Southern Kaduna.
Amadi’s father was also killed by suspected herdsmen in Zilpak Village, Kafanchan, which is located in the Southern part of Kaduna State, the musicians condemned the killings and advised the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to act quickly in ending the menace.
Amadi stated, “There is still no word to describe the hurt I feel having my dad killed that way prematurely. I was his only son. I have two sisters and automatically, I have been given a father’s responsibility prematurely. I am not just speaking out because my father was killed. I also lost an uncle, aunty and other relatives. I am calling on Governor El-Rufai, who till now hasn’t come out to make a speech on the issue or even visit the communities where those killings happened, to give people the some hope.”
Similarly, Abdulkareem said, “There is a lot of violence going on in Nigeria. There is no need to pretend. We need to use our platforms to add value to others. If it were to be about money, I would be praise-singing politicians that are my friends. President Muhammadu Buhari in six years has not done anything. He has failed Nigeria.”
Sound Sultan further added “I have always been speaking up and Joel doesn’t have to be a musician before I can ‘feel’ his pain. It’s humane for the government to respond to these killings. Protocols don’t have to come to play when lives are being lost.”