The Kaduna Police Command Friday reacted to an alarm raised by members of the House of Representatives from Southern Kaduna over planned attacks by militias and armed herdsmen on communities during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Umar Muri, deployed more policemen to the southern part of the state to stop further killings in the area.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had also directed the Kaduna CP to deploy more personnel in addition to the ones on ground.
Specifically, the CP deployed more policemen to five local government areas of Kajuru, Zango-Kataf, Kaura, Kauru, and Jemaa.
The Commissioner said the deployment was part of efforts towards restoring law and order in the troubled part of the state.
Apart from Kajuru, four Local Government Areas, including Zango-Kataf, Kaura, Kauru and Jemaa, have been under persistent attacks recently, forcing the state government to impose a 24-hour curfew on the affected communities.
The State Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, in a statement on Friday, said, “The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, Umar Muri has ordered for immediate deployment of more Police personnel to Kajuru, Zango Kataf, Kaura and Kauru Local Government Areas of the State as part of efforts towards restoring law and order in the affected areas, as a result of the recent violence and other security challenges.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai had also met with security chiefs to strategize over incessant killings in Kaduna South which according to him had brought stress to the State Government.