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Gov. el-Rufai meets with stakeholders over insecurity

Kaduna state government has welcomed the commitment of major stakeholders from Kauru and Zangon-Kataf local government areas of the state toward ensuring lasting peace in the councils.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye says, Governor el-Rufai made the remark today when he chaired a meeting of security agencies and stakeholders from the two local government areas which have been under 24-hours curfew following clashes of June 11, 2020.

Malam Nasiru el-Rufai who said he would await advice from core security agencies regarding the curfew hours called on the communities to expose individuals inciting violence and endangering the lives of others.

He promised that the state Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure will address the request for the construction of the Sabo-Kigudu Bridge on Kibori-Kigudu road in Zangon-Kataf LGA and the Bakin Kogi to Kamarun-Chawai road in Kauru Local governments.

Photo: Aminu Dalhatu/Radio Nigeria

Traditional and Community leaders appealed to the Kaduna State Government to take firm action against persons using conventional and social media to foment and worsen the crisis in the area with fake news and incitement.

The meeting was attended by the Agwatyap, Dominic Gambo Yahaya, the Chief of Chawai, Alhaji Yahaya Mohammed, and other stakeholders from the councils.

While Kaduna State Government officials at the meeting included Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Balarabe Abbas Lawal,  Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Executive Vice Chairman of the State Peace Commission, Priscilla Ankut and Hajiya Khadija Hawaja also from the State Peace Commission.

Kaduna State Commissioner of Police Umar Muri and other heads of security agencies and operations were also in attendance.

Aminu Dalhatu

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