The Hausa-Fulani and Muslim community of Southern Kaduna has debunked carrying out genocide against Christian natives.
They also said they were neither minority nor settlers in the area.
They lamented facts have been distorted for too long against them in the ongoing killings in Southern Kaduna.
According to them, ‘Christian militia’ of Southern Kaduna have grand plan to eliminate Muslims from the area.
Addressing reporters on Sunday, the Hausa-Fulani community under the auspices of Coalition of United Muslim Group, Kaduna State, Muslim Youth Foundation of Southern Kaduna, Nasihatu Ahlizzaman Southern Kaduna Muslim Forum and Zumunta Youth Development, Kasuwan Magani, said Muslims constitute 40 percent of the population while the Hausa-Fulani are the majority of the about 30 tribes that make up Southern Kaduna.
The Hausa-Fulani/Muslim community leader, Imam Kabir Kasim Kafanchan, also claimed the Hausa Fulani are the original owners of the area called Southern Kaduna.
He claimed major Christian tribes laying claims to Southern Kaduna originally migrated from other northern states like Kano, Bauchi and Taraba.
Imam Kafanchan however asked Kaduna Assembly to enact a law stopping Hausa-Fulani from being referred to as settlers in Southern Kaduna.
He also called on the State Government to create Chiefdoms for them in places like Kasuwan Magani, Kachia and Zango Urban, which he said were founded by the Hausa-Fulani.
According to him: “The area has about thirty (30) ethnic groups in the eight LGAs that make us Southern Kaduna, among which include: Hausa- Fulani, Jaba (Ham), Atyap (Kataf), Kadara (Adara), Baju (Kaje) in addition to Nigerians from other part of the Country. The Muslims constitute about 40% while the Christians have 60% of the population.