The Kaduna State Peace Commission, has called on the residents of Kasuwan Magani to remain calm following the violent skirmishes in the area by the hoodlums.
In a statement issued by Barr. Priscilla Ankut, Chief Executive Officer of the commission, while sympathising with the victims urged the public to work with the Government and the security agencies, and to promptly report any suspicious actions that will threaten peace and security.
The statement reads: “Around 5.30pm on Thursday 18th October 2018, the Peace and Security of Kasuwan Magani town in Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State was disturbed by the activities of some hoodlums who caused pandemonium in the market area. The action of the hoodlums triggered fear and anxiety that further led to threat to peace involving looting of properties and attempts to transform the skirmishes into ethno-religious disturbances.
“The Kaduna State Peace Commission conveys its deepest sympathy to all those that were affected in one way or the other by the violence. The Commission is appealing to all the people of the area to remain calm, respect law and order and refrain from all actions that will lead to violence and insecurity.”
The statement added: “Already, the Kaduna State Government and the Security Agencies have taken appropriate measures to prevent further breakdown of law and order, and to protect lives and property.”
Recall that, the Kaduna state government imposed 24-hour curfew on Kasuwan Magani community to avert crisis.