By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following increasing killings in southern Kaduna State, the Presidency has said that most people are not willing to admit the complexity of the situation.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Tuesday, stressed that the dire situation in southern Kaduna was a combination of politically-motivated violence, vendettas and violence among criminal groups under the guise of ethno-religious conflicts.
Shehu warned residents against taking laws into their hands, as this makes the job of security personnel more difficult, adding that the region enjoys comprehensive security deployments, including the army, special forces of both the army and the Air Force, surveillance aircraft by the Air Force and police units that are on the ground on a 24-hour basis to forestall criminality and keep the peace.
The presidency, however, called on the local authorities to radically improve their intelligence capabilities so that security agencies will be alerted in a timely manner to enable them forestall any planned attacks.
At least 11 people have been reported killed by gunmen in another attack in Gora Gan Village of Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The latest attack comes barely 24 hours after 21 people were killed by bandits at Kukum Daji village in neighbouring Kaura Local Government Area.