Defence Chief In Kafanchan, Says No Place For Terrorists In Southern Kaduna

A-one-day peace aarley convened at the instance of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor in Kafanchan, has ended with assurances of the Military to put an end to the lingering problem of insecurity bedeviling Southern Kaduna and Kaduna State as a whole.

The meeting held on Thursday in Kafanchan, proffered solutions on the way forward to address the problem for improved socio-economic growth of the area.

General Irabor who send a strong warning to those killing innocent lives and destroying the property of people, said their days are numbered.

The General was emphatic that the military will deploy more men and equipments to Southern Kaduna.

He commended the participants for their frank submissions and suggestions, adding that it will help bringing sustained peace to communities.

General Irabor promised to act on their recommendations.

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, who spoke through the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said between 2020 and 2021, a total of 692 people where killed to violent attacks in Southern Kaduna alone.

He said his administration has always been liaising with the security operatives to contain the situation in the general area and pledged their unalloyed support to the security agencies at all times.

In his contribution, the Co-Chairman, Kaduna Family, a committee set up to foster unity in the State by the Kaduna State Government under the State Peace Commission, Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure, urged the Kaduna State Government to stop releasing security update adding that people find it offensive most times.

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He expressed hope that the peace parley will open the gates of reconciliation and  translate into a more secured and peaceful Southern Kaduna.

The peace parley brought representatives of various groups in Southern Kaduna including Traditional Leaders, SOKAPU, Hausa, Fulani, Atyap and Oegworok communities, as well as representatives of JNI among others.

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