Kaduna state governor, Muktar Ramalan Yero, yesterday denied receiving intelligence report on the twin bomb blasts that occurred in the state, as being circulated within the state.
The governor described those circulating such report as mischief makers, who are out to tarnish the name of the state governor. This was disclosed in a statement, signed by the governor’s Director
General Media and Publicity, Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki and made available to newsmen in the state.
The governor further challenged the so-called ‘anonymous source’ of the report to provide proof, if any, of the purported letter written to the Governor by the Director of Department of State Service in the state. “To put the records straight, we wish to state unequivocally that Governor Yero received no security report from the Department of State Security (DSS) or any of the security agencies warning of an impending bombing in the State.
“As a leader committed to the security of lives and properties of the entire people of Kaduna state, Governor Yero will never treat such piece of information with levity and this has been demonstrated in his handling of sensitive issues since assuming office as governor.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Yero maintains mutual collaborative efforts with all security agencies in the state and this is evident in the fact that for about twenty months of his administration, there was no single bomb blast in the State. “We, therefore, view the so-called security report on the bombing as another plot by mischief-makers, not only to bring the person of Governor Yero to disrepute, but also to throw Kaduna state into confusion. The governor called on the entire people of Kaduna state to disregard the erroneous report and go about their lawful businesses without fear, as the state Government is ever committed to protecting their wellbeing at all times.