Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the killing of Christians in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state, an aide to the Vice President told this newspaper.
The aide said the Vice President has been working behind the scene to ensure that peace ensues in Southern Kaduna and the whole of the country as a whole.
“He has been interfacing with the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, the Christian Association of Nigeria and the army chiefs for weeks,” the aide said.
The aide explained that the Vice President cannot be speaking publicly on security activities. “These are security matters, the Vice President is very active and proactive on this matter but he should not be perceived as a man who speaks for one religion alone.
The aide explained that the President and Vice President have held meetings on a daily basis with security chiefs because they want peace in this country.
“The major stakeholders know what the President and Vice President are doing. On Sunday, 16th August, the Nigerian Air Force deployed Special Forces operatives to Southern Kaduna, in demonstration of it’s commitment to improve security, and as part of efforts to support ongoing operations in the north west zone in its entirety.
“There has been more deployment of military and police special forces to the affected areas, in addition to the joint operation code-named
“Operation Safe Haven” (OPSH), and more recent Operation Puff Adder.
“The military deployed Special Operations Forces to curb the recent attacks and isolated killings in the southern part of Kaduna State.
The aide added that the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Maj-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed in Abuja that troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has continued to intensify efforts aimed at securing lives and property in the area.