The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the Presidential Villa, Abuja over the renewed violence in components of the state.
The state authorities had on Wednesday imposed a 24-hour curfew in Zangon-Kataf, Kaura and Jema’a Native Authorities Areas of the state following the Tuesday assault on the governor’s convoy.
The governor and his entourage have been reportedly pelted with stones and a few of their automobiles had been broken after the governor addressed some demonstrators.
Talking with State Home correspondents, El-Rufai confirmed that he had, on the closed door assembly with the President, knowledgeable him concerning the safety scenario within the state and efforts being made to place the scenario below management.
He mentioned he was receiving great help from the President on how one can stabilise the state.
The governor stated, “I got here to transient the President concerning the scenario in Southern Kaduna, what occurred in the previous few days and outlined to him the measures now we have been taking as state authorities with the assist of the Nigerian Military, the Nigerian Police and the Division of State Companies.
“The President has given us unqualified assist to stabilise the state and produce all these answerable for the violation of our legal guidelines to justice.
“So, now we have the complete help of the President to maneuver on and we’re fairly assured that issues will return to regular very quickly.”
Reacting to criticism that he was planning to impose curfew on the affected areas on Christmas Day, the governor stated the curfew for that day can be for under 12 hours.
Whereas saying he shouldn’t be blamed for the event, El-Rufai mentioned the state authorities determined to impose curfew due to what he known as the irresponsible behaviour of some individuals.
“Effectively, we have now curfew even on Christmas Day however it’s for 12 hours. Individuals will have the ability to get out within the morning at 6am and be again at 6pm. It’s due to the safety scenario.
“I don’t suppose the state authorities needs to be blamed. These liable for the violence that broke out in these elements of the state needs to be held chargeable for that.
“We’ve got not imposed curfew in different elements of the state. We needed to impose curfew right here due to the scenario that was attributable to the irresponsible behaviour of sure folks,” the governor concluded.
The Kaduna State Safety Council had on Wednesday mentioned it determined to impose a curfew within the affected areas primarily based on credible intelligence about dangers to lives and property in there.
El-Rufai’s Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, stated in a press release that the choice to impose curfew on the three native governments was taken by the State Safety Council throughout its assembly on Wednesday.
The spokesman added that the council additionally reaffirmed the ban on all processions and illegal meeting all through the state.
The assembly, chaired by El-Rufai, the assertion added, was attended by the Deputy Governor, Barnabas Yusuf-Bala; Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh; and Director, DSS, Mohammed Wakili; amongst others.
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