Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State has appealed to residents of Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Area of the state to remain calm and law abiding in face of yesterday’s arrest of 32 Fulani herdsmen reportedly with a huge cache of arms and ammunition and other dangerous weapons by the army in the area, saying government is doing all within its powers to sustain peace in the entire area.
This is just as the authorities have relaxed the 24-hours curfew earlier imposed on the area on Wednesday following youth unrest. The curfew is now from 6pm-4am daily.
In a statement by the Director General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Ahmed Maiyaki, Yero told the people to remain calm and desist from taking laws into their hands to avoid throwing the state into confusion and anarchy.
The governor stated that security operatives have intensified surveillance across the state aimed at forestalling any attempt by miscreants and criminals to attack innocent citizens in the area and called on all law abiding citizens to cooperate with government and the security agncies in ongoing efforts to flush out hoodlum and evil doers from the state.
The statement reads in part: “This is not the time for people to obstruct the course of justice by attempting to perpetrate barbaric acts of jungle justice. Government and indeed security forces will never fold their arms and allow people take laws into their own hands.
“We want to assure the entire people of Kaduna State that in our resolve to end the spate of unwarranted attacks on innocent citizens, Government will continue to work with security agencies to ensure that those behind the various killings in the state are brought to justice. This will be vigorously pursued without fear or favour”.