Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said the arrival of Special Forces will put an end to killings in Southern Kaduna.
Naija News reports that the Special Forces approved by the Defence Headquarters, arrived Kafanchan on Saturday morning ahead of their deployment to the various Kaduna flashpoints.
Addressing the Forces that arrived the Sector 7 Headquarters of Operation Safe Haven in Kafanchan (OPSH) in the morning, El-Rufai said he was pleased with their deployment.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said: “We came to formally welcome you to Kaduna State and to Southern Kaduna in particular after your induction. You are courageous and outstanding officers who have done well in Faskari, Batsari and other flashpoints in the country.”
He said he was optimistic that the Special Forces would consolidate the gains already achieved by soldiers, police and other security agencies.
El-Rufai said: “Beyond the boots on the ground, the Kaduna State Government is conducting series of engagements with traditional rulers, religious leaders, community leaders, civil society and other agencies, and we are making progress.
“Our consistent appeal is recourse to the law. No one should take the law into his or her own hands. Failure to recourse to the law only worsens the situation at hand, and as such, citizens must resort to available lawful means for arbitration and amicable resolution of grievances.”