No Kaduna com­mu­nity is un­der at­tack, says govt

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From An­drew Agbese, Kaduna

The Kaduna State Gov­ern­ment has dis­pelled re­ports that some com­mu­ni­ties and markets in the state are un­der at­tack.

The gov­ern­ment said ro­bust ef­forts are be­ing ap­plied to main­tain the peace and as­sured all res­i­dents in the state of their safety.

Samuel Aruwan, the se­nior special as­sis­tant to the Kaduna State gov­er­nor on media and pub­lic­ity said in a state­ment that the gov­ern­ment and the se­cu­rity agen­cies had taken ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tions to pro­tect lives and prop­erty.

He said, “The Kaduna State Gov­ern­ment wishes to as­sure all res­i­dents of their safety. The state gov­ern­ment and the se­cu­rity agen­cies have taken ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion to se­cure lives and prop­erty. There­fore, ev­ery cit­i­zen should go about their law­ful du­ties with­out let or hin­drance.”

Aruwan said the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the state was un­der con­stant re­view, es­pe­cially in cog­nizance of events in other parts of the coun­try.

“Our di­verse com­mu­ni­ties will not be en­gulfed by neg­a­tive con­duct that has taken place else­where. The se­cu­rity agen­cies are stag­ing shows of force and pa­trols as part of the ef­fort to build con­fi­dence among cit­i­zens and de­ter mis­chief-mak­ers,” he stated.

He said the gov­ern­ment would not tol­er­ate hate speech and in­cite­ment and coun­seled mem­bers of the pub­lic to ver­ify in­for­ma­tion be­fore they shared it.

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