In a marked departure from the past, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered for a swift reinforcement of security apparatus in Kaduna State.
This, he said, was to forestall further breakdown of law and order as well as apprehend those behind the recent killings of innocent citizens.
Osinbajo gave this directive in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande , in response to the reported communal clashes that resulted in the loss of lives earlier this week in Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of the State.
He commiserated with families of the victims, the government and people of Kaduna State, and wishes the injured victims speedy recovery.
The Acting President also commended what he perceived as the prompt response and efforts of the State government, and those of the security agencies which contained the situation and restored the peace.
Osinbajo while condemning the act of violence in strong terms, notes that the security challenges in Southern Kaduna which has led to the needless deaths is a source of concern for the Federal government and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians.
He also reminded of the previous and ongoing efforts of the Buhari administration to confront the situation, and assured “that no effort would be spared in identifying and bringing perpetrators of these dastardly acts, against innocent Nigerians to justice no matter how long or hard it may take”.
According to him, Nigerians in the area and everywhere in the country have a right to live in peace, and the Federal Government considers this its sacred duty: ensuring such expectation.
“We will not relent and won’t be deterred in our pursuit of securing the lives and property of all Nigerians, everywhere and in every part of this nation. In the end, we will not only secure the peace all around, but we shall enforce justice for the victims and all of those that are affected,” he declared.