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El-Rufai hails community leaders, security agencies for peace efforts



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Gov Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has conveyed his appreciation to religious, traditional and community leaders, as well as security agencies in the state for their sincere and spirited pursuit of peace interventions.

Mr Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said the governor expressed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Aruwam said after a review of the security situation in the light of recent tensions over developments in another Northern states, the governor commended critical stakeholders for the peace in the state.

“The governor noted with satisfaction the dedication of these critical stakeholders to the cause of peace and security in the state.

“The government appeals to parents to admonish their children and wards on the need for proper conduct, and to avoid actions that could be seized upon by mischief makers to create tension.

“The government appeals to the citizenry, in the interest of security and peace, to uphold respect for the religious and cultural affiliations of all, and eschew denigration in all its forms,” he said.

Aruwan said that the government had reiterated that recourse to the law remained the only acceptable means of redress, and never self help.

“The government of Kaduna State and security agencies will continue to monitor the situation closely and work towards curbing the activities of recalcitrant forces attempting to cause breakdown of law and order in the state, “he added.

He said the security agencies would not hesitate to take action on anyone, regardless of status, playing a role in attempt to cause unrest.

“The Kaduna State Security Operations Room telephone numbers are 09034000060 and 08170189999, active 24 hours a day, to receive reports on citizens’ security and safety, “Aruwan said.