Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered security reinforcements in Kaduna State to solve the security challenges in the area.
He took the decision following reports of communal clashes that resulted in the loss of lives earlier this week in Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of the State.
Osinbajo commiserated with families of the victims, the government and people of Kaduna State, and wished the injured victims speedy recovery.
According to a statement by Mr. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, the prompt response and efforts of the State government, and security agencies contained the situation and restored the peace.
While condemning the act of violence in strong terms, the Acting President noted that the security challenges in Southern Kaduna which had led to the needless deaths is a source of concern to government and well-meaning Nigerians.
Noting previous and on-going efforts of the administration to confront the situation, Osinbajo assures that no effort would be spared in identifying and bringing perpetrators of these dastardly acts to account.
According to him, Nigerians in the area and everywhere in the country have a right to live in peace, and the Federal Government considers this its sacred duty to solidify such expectation.
“We will not relent and won’t be deterred in our pursuit of securing the lives and property of all Nigerians, everywhere and in every part of this nation.
“In the end, we will not only secure the peace all around, but we shall enforce justice for the victims and all of those that are affected,” he declared.