The Special Forces promised by the defence headquarters to fight insecurity in the southern parts of Kaduna State yesterday arrived in Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jema’a Local Government Area. Saturday Telegraph gathered that the security operatives would be deployed in other parts of the area where armed bandits had been killing, maiming and sacking communities. Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, who was on ground to receive the contingent, expressed optimism that the attacks and killings would soon be a thing of the past while promising that his regime would continue to place a premium on security.
El-Rufai, who was represented by the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this while being received by the commander of Sector 7 Kafanchan, Col. David Nwakonobi, at the Headquarters of Operation Safe Haven in Kafanchan. Aruwan said: “We came to formally welcome you to Kaduna State, and Southern Kaduna in particular after your induction. You are courageous and outstanding officers who have done well in Faskari, Batsari and other flash points in the country.
“The Governor is pleased with your deployment and optimistic that you will do well in consolidating the gains already achieved by troops, police and other security agencies in this general area. “Beyond the boots on the ground, the Kaduna State Government is conducting series of engagements with traditional rulers, religious leaders, community leaders, civil society and other agencies, and we are making progress. “Our consistent appeal is recourse to the law. No one should take the law on his or her own hands. Failure to recourse to the law only worsens the situation at hand, and as such, citizens must resort to available lawful means for arbitration and amicable resolution of grievances.” He expressed gratitude to all and later held a closeddoor session with community leaders before leaving Kafanchan town.