El-Rufai, Kaduna CP assure Igbo of security Amid brewing tension and fears of reprisal attacks in the North
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and Commissioner of Police, Agyoleh Abel, have assured Igbo residents in the state to go about their businesses as necessary measures have been taken to ensure their security.
While Governor El-Rufai gave the assurance in a statement, the commissioner of police spoke after meeting Igbo and Yoruba leaders as well as going round some streets with prominent Igbo businesses where he addressed Igbo traders.
Excerpts from Governor El Rufai’s statement, signed by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan read: “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. The security situation is under constant review, including events that have taken place in other parts of the country.
“Our diverse communities will not be engulfed by negative conduct that has taken place elsewhere.
“The Kaduna State Government urges everyone to resist the temptation to take the law into their hands.
“There should be no recourse to self-help in Kaduna State. It will not be tolerated and will be punished accordingly. In times like these, every citizen is expected to do their duty to uphold peace and harmony.
“Government wishes to reiterate that it will not tolerate hate speech and incitement. Members of the public should verify information before they share. Kaduna State is peaceful. “No community or market is under attack, and robust efforts are being applied to maintain the peace.”