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El-Rufai Directs Security Beef-up On Kaduna-Plateau Border

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Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has directed security agencies in the state to work with their counterparts in Plateau State to contain the crisis along the border between the two states.

el-Rufai, who gave the directive yesterday in Kaduna also asked that security be beefed up in the area.

The governor’s directive was convened by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, who was reacting to the cross-border violence between communities in Bassa local government area in Plateau State and Kauru local government area in Kaduna

Aruwan regretted that certain elements in the border communities succumbed to the tragic cycle of attack and reprisal.

The spokesman who conveyed the government’s condolence to the families that lost loved ones and property, disclosed that the state emergency authorities have been mobilized to provide relief.

He added that the Governor has further directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to mobilise relief materials to Kigam community.

Aruwan explained that: “the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai has received reports of communal clashes in the border area with Plateau State. Lives and property were lost in the clashes, especially in Kigam village of Kauru local government area and a community in Bassa local government area of nearby Plateau state.

“The Governor is saddened by this unfortunate incidence, and he has since condoled families of the victims and has directed that urgent security measures be taken around the border with Plateau State to secure lives and property.

“The Governor directed security agencies operating in Kaduna State to liaise with their counterparts in Plateau State and ensure that Kaduna state citizens are adequately protected, communities secured and that there be no escalation of the mayhem.

“The Governor of Kaduna State, furthermore, directs security agencies to work hand in hand with their Plateau State counterparts to ensure that those that killed our citizens are arrested and brought to justice.” the statement said.



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