Acting President orders security reinforcement in Southern Kaduna

Cyril Okonkwo, Abuja

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered further security reinforcements in Kaduna State following reports of communal clashes that resulted in the loss of lives, earlier this week, in Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of the State.

A statement from Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Prof Osinbajo also commiserated with families of the victims, the government and people of Kaduna State, and wished the injured victims speedy recovery.

He also commended the prompt response and efforts of the state government, and those of the security agencies which contained the situation and restored the peace.

Condemning the act of violence in strong terms, the acting president noted that the security challenges in Southern Kaduna, which has led to the needless deaths, is a source of concern for the Federal government and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians.

Noting previous and ongoing efforts of the Buhari administration to confront the situation, Prof. Osinbajo assured that no effort would be spared in identifying and bringing  perpetrators of the dastardly acts, against innocent Nigerians to justice no matter how long or hard it may take.

He said Nigerians in the area and everywhere in the country have a right to live in peace,  pointing out that the federal government considered this its sacred duty and was commited to ensuring such expectation.

“We will not relent and won’t be deterred in our pursuit of securing the lives and property of all Nigerians, everywhere and in every part of this nation. In the end, we will not only secure the peace all around, but we shall enforce justice for the victims and all of those that are affected,” he declared.