by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says adherence to the rule of law is critical to the survival and stability of every society.
He was speaking in Jos, the Plateau State capital, when he paid a visit to condole the government and people of the state over recent attacks that left scores dead on Sunday.
He said, Kaduna and Plateau States are not only neighbours but are constantly faced with similar violent experiences, and assured to working in collaboratively with his Plateau State counterpart by sharing ideas that will help tackle the level of insecurity in both states.
Governor El-Rufai, while praying for the repose of the souls of the departed, acknowledged the relentless effort of Governor Simon Lalong towards the restoration of peace in Plateau State.
Responding, the Plateau State Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden, who received the Governor on behalf of Governor Simon Lalong, thanked El-Rufai for commiserating with them “at these trying times.”
He noted that Plateau and Kaduna States have a long time historical connections; as such, it lessens the burden whenever friends come to commiserate with each other.
Prof. Tyoden further noted that, “Nigeria is under siege,” and calls on men of goodwill to work collectively to salvage it from the dire straits it has fallen into.