The Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has directed the immediate prosecution of all persons responsible for the Monday mayhem that occurred in Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru local government area of the state.
In a press statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Governor El-Rufai’s spokesperson, the government said that security agencies must investigate this unfortunate incident, arrest and make available for prosecution the perpetrators.
Aruwan explained that the government condemns the violence, and regrets the wanton shattering of lives. He further disclosed that the government has expressed its sympathy to the victims and their families.
According to Aruwan, the government has directed the State Emergency Management Agency to take inventory of damages and provide relief materials with immediate effect. The statement added that security forces have been deployed to contain the situation, protect lives and properties and to prevent any further breakdown of law and order.
The statement added that the government urges all citizens and communities to reject violence and division, and uphold their neighbours in peace and harmony.