The Nigeria Army has increased military presence as a measure to prevent any form of reprisal attacks in Zaria, following reports of attacks on non-indigenes resident in parts of South East.
The Assistant Director, Depot Nigerian Army/Nigerian Military School (MNS) Public Relations, Capt. Haruna Mohammed-Sani, gave the statement to newsmen.
He said the unfortunate development in the South East had led to the imposition of curfew in Jos Plateau State.
He explained that the Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Victor Ezegwu, met with military, paramilitary and other stakeholders to ensure that proactive measures are put in place.
The military was taking measures to safeguard lives and property and avert any occurrence that could jeopardise public order and peaceful coexistence in Zaria.
He advised the general public not to panic with the increase in movement of military agencies on the streets of Zaria and environs.
According to him, it is a normal patrol being carried out to ensure everyone goes about his or her legitimate business without molestation.
“The peace loving people of Zazzau are therefore enjoined to maintain the tolerant and hospitable culture they are known for, for decades.
“Nigerian Army is ever ready to play its traditional supportive role to civil authority when called upon in order to safeguard lives and property,” he said.