The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Olusheyin Petinrin, on Wednesday assured of protection of lives and property in Kaduna state.
``Security agencies have been deployed all over the state to achieve just that,’’ Petinrin said during a courtesy call on Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna.
The CDS said that the security chiefs were working round the clock to ensure complete restoration of law and order in the state.
He commended the State Government and the security chiefs in the state for curtailing the violence that erupted on Sunday after the bomb attacks on three churches in the state.
The CDS said they would soon address the security challenges facing some parts of the country, including Kaduna State.
According to him, they will bring back peace in the state as soon as possible to enable law abiding citizens go about their businesses.
Yakowa commended the security agencies in the state for their prompt intervention in the violence that broke out in the state shortly after the multiple bomb attacks.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the attacks and reprisals left many people dead and others injured.
The CDS was accompanied by the GOC 1 Division, Nigerian Army Kaduna, Maj.-Gen. Garba Wahab, Air Officer Commanding, Kaduna, AVM Sabundu-Alex Badeh and the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Muhammed Abubakar.
The others include: the AIG Zone 7, Mr Suleiman Abba, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Jinjiri Abubakar, and state Director of State Security Services, Mr Abayomi Zamba.
The security chiefs are currently holding a closed-door meeting to appraise and strategies on efforts to restore normalcy in the state. (NAN)