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Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

Yero urges security operatives to investigate violence by opposition supporters

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From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna.

Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has urged security operatives in the state to investigate the Monday’s incidence where supporters of the opposition destroyed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) properties in the state.

It would be recalled that supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, took over major streets within metropolis in solidarity to the campaign team of the presidential candidates, Muhammadu Buhari.

In the process the youth destroyed the governor’s posters within the major streets.

Governor Yero, therefore, tasked the security agencies to ensure protection of lives and properties of peace loving people of the state.

According to him, some people are desperate on capturing power not by the ballot but by the brutal use of thuggery.

Speaking at the swearing in ceremony of Sole Administrators of the 23 Local Government Areas of the State on Tuesday, Yero condemned the unwarranted harassment and intimidation of innocent citizens of Kaduna by supporters of the APC during a campaign rally.

“I want to call on PDP supporters and indeed all affected residents of Kaduna to remain calm and not take laws into their own hands no matter the level of intimidation and harassment. We all witnessed what happened in Kaduna on Monday, where people hired by the opposition party went about harassing innocent citizens and destroying properties of the PDP. This is a clear attempt to cause chaos in the state.

“Leaders of the APC resorted to hiring people to intimidate innocent people.

The people of Kaduna state are now better enlightened on the difference between a truly democratic party and one that is bent on taking power through violence,” he said.

He called on all supporters of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to remain calm and law abiding even in the face of intimidation and threats from supporters of (APC).

Yero also called on the newly appointed Sole Administrators to ensure peaceful coexistence in their domains.

The Governor promised to ensure the safety of all citizens of Kaduna State and their property.

 

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