The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, paid a condolence visit to the Governor and People of Kaduna State, over the recent unrest in the state.
The President while in Kaduna State, met with some stakeholders where he said he received the news of the unrest with sadness and assured them of his Government commitment to make sure there is peace in not just in Kaduna State, but every part of the country. He also thanked the Governor for his effort so far, as he urged for continued peace.
The President in his remark said:
“I wish to begin by expressing my profound sadness at the loss of lives and properties that have occurred during these tragic incidents. It is unacceptable that criminal elements can visit on citizens the wanton killings recorded in the Kasuwan Magani incident of 18th October 2018, and the unrest around Kaduna metropolis a few days later. This must stop.
On behalf of the Federal Government, I commiserate with the government and people of Kaduna State. I also wish to express our condolence on the loss of His Royal Highness, the Agom Adara, who served his chiefdom and Kaduna State with dedication. May his soul and that of all persons that died, rest in perfect peace.”
On Peace and Security:
“It is my earnest appeal to all who call Kaduna home to do their best to uphold peace in their respective communities. Chaos and anarchy tend to worsen and exacerbate whatever issues are agitating a community.
Violence shatters and divides people and stifles the prospect of any community that succumbs to its tragic logic.”
On Governor Nasir El-Rufai:
“The Federal Government commends the efforts of the Kaduna State Government in responding to, and managing the crisis. More Federal Security assets are being provided at the request of the Kaduna State Government to help uphold and keep the peace.
The Federal Government will continue to work to ensure that more security assets are recruited and deployed across the country to protect all citizens going about their lawful business and to reinforce the authority of the government.
In this light, the Federal Government welcomes the decision of the Kaduna State Government and its local governments to build and provide facilities for the take-off of more police divisions and civil defense offices in the state.
On their part, Citizens also have a duty to be law-abiding in their conduct and within their communities. There is a need to avoid violence as a tool of negotiation or obtaining advantage, and learn to listen to each other and commit to resolving differences ” he said.