From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
As part of efforts to end attacks in Southern Kaduna, the State Government has supported the military with a patrol van and motorcycles to enable them carry out their activities with ease.
This was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s spokesperson Samuel Aruwan made available to newsmen in the state.
He explained that the government welcomes the desire for calm, and proceeding with security and peace-building efforts to sustain harmony, law and order in the state.
“Concerted efforts to maintain peace in southern Kaduna are continuing. The military authorities have deployed more troops to the area. Extra troops posted to the general area from 24th December2017 have since arrived, and are operating in the areas assigned to them.
“Furthermore, in order to enhance security patrols in the area, the Kaduna State Government has provided the military with a new patrol van. The government has also supplied Royal Bikes that are meant for difficult terrains in addition to conventional motorcycles.
“The security actions are being complemented by the officials of the Kaduna State Peace Commission who have commenced peace building engagements in the Kaduna South Senatorial District. The leadership and permanent commissioners of the commission are leading the engagements with the clergy, traditional and community leaders and other stakeholders.
“The government welcomes the confirmation by the military authorities that there were no security breaches in the area on Christmas day and on Boxing Day, enabling residents to observe peaceful celebrations.
“The Kaduna State Government wishes to express its appreciation of the collective efforts made for peace and security by traditional and religious leaders and members of the general public. It calls on all citizens to contribute to peace and stability by maintaining vigilance, reporting suspicious activity and upholding harmony within and across communities.”