Kaduna state government issues security alert

Ben Adam Shemang

Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna state government has called for vigilance, and urges all residents to remain security-conscious and alert.

A government statement  by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan said that “Churches and Mosques shall continue to maintain necessary security measures, especially on major days of worship and congregation, particularly Sundays and Fridays.

The government has directed security agents responsible for protecting places of mass gatherings such as markets, shopping malls and parks to step up security while visitors to such places should be vigilantly careful and cooperate with the security procedures.

As the Easter period approaches, the government has also  “requested that residents should report any and all suspicious persons and actions to the security agencies”, Mr Aruwan further stated.

The Government is also looking ahead as it says that “in the light of the successes that the military is recording in the North-East theatre, the terrorists may be contemplating attacks on soft targets.

Therefore, residents are advised to remain vigilant and alert, and to comply with security procedures as they go about their lawful business.”