Police and religious leaders in Kaduna held a meeting yesterday to discuss solutions to the unrest in some parts of the state. The commissioner of police, Ahmad Abdulrahman met with officials of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), the Christian Association of Nigeria, districts and village heads in Kaduna.
The Commissioner of Police vowed that the black spots and gang hideouts in Kaduna would be stormed by members of the Kaduna state police command. This show of force would be executed daily so that gang members and criminals in Kaduna would be brought to justice. CP Abdulrahman also discussed other solutions to the security issues that Kaduna is facing.
CP Abdulrahman tasked the leaders to cooperate with the effort the command is making to ensure peaceful coexistence among the diverse groups and to curtail crimes within the state. He stressed that the police, district and religious leaders in Kaduna need to work together to make Kaduna peaceful again. He encouraged the leaders to engage their youths in progressive conversations.
Suspected gang members clashed in Malali over the weekend causing the death of at least two people and several injuries to others. The unrest led the Kaduna State Government to impose a 24-hour curfew in Unguwan Yero and Kwaru communities.
He asked the leaders to convince the youth in their care to avoid violence and live together in peace and harmony. The commissioner of police also vowed that all the perpetrators of the recent clashes in Malali would be brought to justice as soon as possible. He assured that investigations were underway and arrests would be made soon.
The Kaduna state command of the Nigerian police force is ready for battle. The police are ready to tackle all gang activities in Kaduna head-on. He concluded his address by asking all the stakeholders of Kaduna –which include Police and religious leaders in the state to work together.
The meeting was attended by the members of Kaduna State Police, and religious leaders in Kaduna. District heads, village heads, and other comunity leaders were in attendance. All the stakeholders pledged their support to the police command to ensure the protection of residents in Kaduna.