By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA—ACTING President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday ordered the reinforcement of security apparatus in Kaduna State to apprehend those behind the recent killings of innocent citizens.
The directive came on the heels of reports of communal clashes that resulted in the loss of lives earlier this week in Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Prof. Osinbajo commiserated with families of the victims, the government and people of Kaduna State and wished the injured victims speedy recovery.
The statement read: “He also commends the prompt response and efforts of the state government, and those of the security agencies, which contained the situation and restored peace.
“While condemning the act of violence in strong terms, the acting president notes that the security challenges in Southern Kaduna, which have led to the needless deaths, are a source of concern for the Federal Government and, indeed, all well-meaning Nigerians.
“Noting previous and ongoing efforts of the Buhari administration to confront the situation, Osinbajo assured that no effort would be spared in identifying and bringing perpetrators of these dastardly acts against innocent Nigerians to justice, no matter how long or hard it may take.
“According to him, Nigerians in the area and everywhere in the country have a right to live in peace, and the Federal Government considers this its sacred duty: ensuring such expectation.
“We will not relent and won’t be deterred in our pursuit of securing the lives and property of all Nigerians, everywhere and in every part of this nation.
“In the end, we will not only secure the peace all around, but we shall enforce justice for the victims and all of those that are affected.’’