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Kaduna state police commissioner, Mr Agyole Abeh, in a press statement released on Friday, February 24, has said that the crisis in Southern Kaduna is not as terrible as it is being reported in the news.
Punch reports that Abeh made this declaration while giving update on the security situation in the area, that some community leaders in the area were compounding the issues due to selfish interest.
Abeh reportedly said: “The issue of people being killed and houses burnt are all exaggerated.
“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.”
The commissioner also sad arrests have been made and appealed to the communities involved to embrace peace.
Meanwhile, the inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris has ordered the deployment of Police Special Forces to address the ongoing crisis in Southern Kaduna.
Idris directed the forces to focus on ending the renewed wave of clashes in some of the communities in the state.