Shiite unrest: KDSG assures citizens of safety, calls for calm
By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, Kaduna.
In the face of the altercation between Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly known as Shi;ite and security agents in Zaria and Kaduna, the state government has assured residents of the state of the security of lives and property.
A statement by Governor Nasir Ahmed El-rufai’s media aide, Samuel Aruwan urged the people of the state to remain peaceful and law-abiding, and to calmly go about their normal activities.
“A situation of calm prevails in the state, with security agencies maintaining a vigilant stance.
“Zaria is peaceful and quiet. Today, an attempt to breach the peace in a part of Kaduna was swiftly contained. Soldiers and other security agents will remain on patrol overnight in Tudun Wada district in Kaduna to ensure the maintenance of order.
“Citizens are assured of state protection. All residents of the state are requested to promote harmony and peaceful relations, avoid panic and shun rumours” the statement advised.