BY MSUE AZA
The Igbo and other traders have opened their shops for their normal daily businesses as Kaduna is peaceful without break down of law and order.
Our correspondent who is monitoring the situation in Kaduna reports that the buying and selling is going on without hitches as security operatives were seen patrolling the major roads.
Also, commercial banks and other offices were opened in Kaduna.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, who is updating the security situation live, had on Thursday said the security agencies were staging shows of force and patrols as part of the effort to build confidence among citizens and deter mischief-makers.
Aruwan, added that the police and the SSS are also engaged in outreach to: “our communities to update them and to provide reassurance. Our traditional institutions have also been alerted, and they are engaging people in their domains to keep the peace.”
Aruwan, also gave security help lines 08081708671 and 08064810676, firstname.lastname@example.org for residents to report any breach of security for prompt action.
Aruwan said: “Kaduna State Government and security agencies are working round the clock and monitoring security situation in the state. The Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, and heads of security agencies are in touch with traditional and religious leaders, leadership of Igbo community and other groups across the state.”
“Do not hesitate to alert government or security agencies threats to law and order. However, the position of Kaduna State Government on this security matter remains unchanged: “Every resident must live up to their civic responsibilities, and must shun and report anyone seeking or urging reprisals against innocents. 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…” Finally, I will keep you abreast of the situation.” the spokesman said.