The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), has called on the Kaduna State government to immediately and unconditionally release detained journalist and human rights activist Luka Binniyat. The call came at a protest march which took place at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) council headquarters in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, on Saturday 18 December 2021.
Southern Kaduna State has been at the forefront of attacks by Fulani militants in recent months. On 26 September 2021 alone 34 people were killed when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the mainly Christian village of Madamai in Kaura local government area. At least seven others sustained injuries.