Kaduna Governor sues for calm as gunmen kill 15

Posted by Garba Ahmad, Kaduna | 30 September 2013 | 2,621 times

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Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, has called on the citizens of Kaura Local Government Area of the state to remain calm and law abiding irrespective of recurrent attacks by gunmen. The latest of he attacks took place on Saturday in Zangang community, as invading gunmen killed not less than 15 people after invading the community in the early hours. The gunmen also wounded many villagers and burnt down their houses.

Governor Yero while condemning the attack said security agencies have already commenced investigation into the criminal act and are on the trail of the attackers with the aim of bringing them to justice.

In a statement released yesterday and signed by the Director General, Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, the governor said security agents have also been directed to intensify surveillance in the area in order to maintain law and order as well as foil any attempt by miscreants to escalate the situation.

He called on the people of the state to continue to live peacefully and to always adopt dialogue as the only means to resolving conflicts saying “there is no substitute to peace.” He also urged the people never to resort to taking the laws into their own hands as that could only lead to confusion and anarchy.

Yero condoled victims and families affected by the attack and promised his administration’s assistance to those that have sustained various degrees of injuries during the dastardly act. He also assured them of government’s readiness to protect the area from reoccurrence of such ugly incidents.

The governor assured the entire people of Kaduna State of his administration’s commitment to building lasting peace in the state and called for the support of the entire citizenry to achieve the objective.

•Photo shows Governor Yero.

Source: News Express

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