Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State on Thursday assured residents of the state of their safety. A statement by the Governor’s spokesman, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said the Governor and the security agencies had taken necessary action to protect lives and property in the state.

“Therefore, every citizen should go about their lawful duties, without let or hindrance. The security situation is under constant review, including events that have taken place in other parts of the country,” the statement reads.

According to him, our diverse communities will not be engulfed by negative conduct that has taken place elsewhere. He stressed that security agencies had been staging shows of force and patrols as part of efforts to build confidence among citizens and deter mischief makers.

“The police and the State Security Service (SSS) are also engaged in outreach to our communities to update them and to provide reassurance. Our traditional institutions have also been alerted and they are engaging people in their domains to keep the peace.

“Every resident must live up to their civic responsibilities and must shun and report anyone seeking or urging reprisals against innocents.”

The Governor urged residents to resist the temptation to take the laws into their hands.