…Urges for calm.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, has described as wicked and barbaric, the reported killing of innocent worshippers in a Mosque in Ikara Local Government by bandits.
He has also directed security agencies to thoroughly investigate the incident and go after the perpetrators, a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Muhammad Lawal Shehu, has indicated.
The statement, made available on Sunday, noted that the visibly angry governor vowed to go to any length within the law to bring the Ikara bandits to book, adding that his government “will not rest on its oars until peace and stability is restored to every part of Kaduna State.”
His words: “We understand the concerns and anxieties of the residents of Ikara in particular, and Kaduna State in general. Your safety and security are our top priorities, and we want to reassure you that we are working tirelessly to maintain peace and stability.
“We encourage the public to remain calm and vigilant during this period. We also call upon all residents to cooperate with law enforcement agencies and provide any relevant information that could assist in the ongoing investigation.”
Governor Uba Sani has sent a delegation, led by Mr Samuel Aruwan, who is Overseer of the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs (MISHA), to condole the people of Saya-Saya Village, in Ikara Local Government, where the incident occurred.
“The delegation will also carry out an assessment of the security and humanitarian situation in the area and advice government appropriately,” it stated.