Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh has said the crisis in the southern part of the state is largely exaggerated. Abeh stated this in Kafanchan on Friday, while giving update on the security situation in the area. He also claimed that some Southern Kaduna leaders were compounding the issues due to their selfish interest.

“The issue of people being killed and houses burnt are all exaggerated,” he said.

Adding that “the crisis in southern Kaduna is about attacks and reprisal attacks, but the security is on top of the situation. We are not taking sides in our operation; we are paid by the federal republic of Nigeria and we are committed to sustaining peace in the communities.

“We will always respond if there is breakdown of law and order. We will do everything possible to ensure that peace is restored in this part of the state. We have enough security force on ground to curtail the situation”, he said.

The Commissioner said some arrests had been made since the crisis started and appealed to the communities to maintain peace.