The Crisis In Southern Kaduna Is Now Under Control, Kaduna State CP Says

Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Mr Agyelo Abeh, Wednesday, said the crisis situation in the southern part of the state has been brought under control.

According to him, as at Wednesday morning, the southern Kaduna area was very calm.

Addressing journalists on the security situation in the state, the Police Commissioner said the police and other security agencies had deployed enough personnel to contain any form of lawlessness in the area.

While stating that the Police Command was adequately prepared to maintain law and order not only in Southern Kaduna, but also other parts of Kaduna State, he noted that “security is everyone’s business; it cannot be achieved by the police alone, but through collective efforts.

“Traditional rulers, religious leaders and other citizens must help to ensure peace in southern Kaduna. The best way to resolve crisis is through dialogue.”

On youth involvement in drugs, Abeh said the Kaduna Police Command had adopted new strategies to tackle high intake of illicit drugs by youths in the state.

He said that the situation was a source of serious concern to security agencies, adding that the command would take necessary measures to contain it.

He urged traditional and religious leaders to support security agencies and government to restore normalcy in Southern Kaduna.

He dismissed figures of casualties bandied by some groups on the Southern Kaduna crisis, describing the figure as highly exagerrated.

According to him, “The government has institutions charged with the responsibility of going in to find out the true positions of things and give the figures.”

He said the police would release details of its investigation on the crisis as soon as it was concluded.

“That is what we are doing, we have our men on ground to take the real figure on the number of people killed and houses that were burnt during the crisis,” he explained. -DP

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