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The governor of , Nasir El-Rufay, has directed the
government and security agencies to control all non-state actors, counter hate rhetoric and protect all communities.
He said elected and appointed leaders across the country must act in accordance with their constitutional obligations to protect citizens, maintain order and contribute to the climate for the peaceful resolution of all problems.
In a statement he issued on Wednesday evening, the governor said that the real concern of people across the country for their safety places the responsibility on all leaders to ensure that those concerns are addressed.
According to him, leaders should not be seduced by dangerous desires to accuse innocent people, condemn them for the crimes of others, drive them out, kill them and destroy their property.
Al-Rufa’i said the Kaduna state government was very concerned about videos on social media platforms like WhatsApp in which citizens of certain ethnic groups were killed and their property destroyed in parts of .
“This is happening against the backdrop of inevitable rhetoric, a busy ethnic profile and the illegal eviction of people from their homes.”
“Many Kaduna residents have turned to me as their governor to verify the authenticity of this . Some said this incident was supported by the leaders of the location where the attack took place. ” Although I do not confirm the authenticity of the videos, confirming their effect on the peaceful coexistence of our people is concerning, “he said.
Therefore, on behalf of the Kaduna state government, he urged all Nigerians living in Kaduna state to respect law and order and the right of all citizens to live in peace and security wherever they live or work.
“I ask my colleagues in other countries in our country to make similar statements and reject these attacks and massacres.”
“We must avoid anarchy and vigorously promote the rule of law and the right to life, liberty and livelihood for all citizens, wherever they are. Elected and appointed heads of state throughout the country must act in accordance with their constitutional obligation to protect all. citizens to maintain order and contribute to the climate for a peaceful solution to all problems. ”
“In Kaduna state, we learned from decades of unnecessary and unfortunate experiences. We find tragic manifestations of the separation between Indians and settlers. This is exacerbated by criminal activity, which is often fatal. But the victims of crimes such as robbery and kidnapping in our country include all ethnic and religious groups. We have resisted attempts to designate all members of an ethnic group for the criminal activities of some of its members. Our government upholds the right of every citizen at all times to live and seek legal food wherever you have always wanted. ”
“This is why we ordered the arrest of persons who issued an unlawful eviction notice to our citizens of a certain ethnicity in 2017. The impunity and calculated disregard for a common humanity that prompted such irresponsible rhetoric is sadly at play again. ”
“The genuine fears felt by people across the country for their safety and security imposes a responsibility on all leaders to ensure that these anxieties are assuaged and urgent steps taken to relieve human misery and stop the criminal actions that menace our citizens and their property. This should be the top priority. ”
“It is time for governments and leaders at all levels to step in, exercise firm action, engage people and ensure that the responsibility these dire times demand are not derailed by those who only see opportunity for their own myopic agendas. We cannot allow, by inaction or otherwise, the reign of anarchy where fear creates a tragic momentum of violence, blurring the lines between victims and perpetrators and complicating a difficult moment. We urge our representatives in the National Assembly to expedite action on the Constitutional amendments that would usher in State and community policing as this is the ultimate panacea for effective law enforcement nationwide. ”
“We should not allow the criminal actions of insurgents and bandits to tear our country apart. We should not be seduced into the dangerous passion of blaming innocents, declaring them guilty of the crimes of others, evicting them, killing and destroying their property. In difficult times, we must uphold the right of everyone to live, with security and safety. The frenzy of ethnic labelling makes solutions difficult and can only guarantee disorder, violence and pain,” he said.
The said governments and security agencies must rein in all non-state actors, tackle hateful rhetoric and protect all communities.
“Those that engage in criminal acts must be arrested and prosecuted without regard to their ethnic or religious persuasion. Civic leaders, across ethnic and religious lines, in all our communities should also help calm the heated passions of the moment, lest the few destroy the many, turning victims of crime against each other, to the delight of those who do not mean well. We cannot quench one fire by setting more places ablaze. Let us reject the path of disorder, marginalise, expose and prosecute all criminals and promote peace.Thank you and God Bless Kaduna State and the Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

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