Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna State governor, has disclosed that his administration is deploying drones and Closed-circuit Television (CCTV), to address killings in Southern Kaduna.
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El-Rufai said his government is taking the steps, as part of measures to tackle incessant attacks in the affected Local Government Areas in the state.
He made the announcement in a statement released on Monday, after meeting with the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Supo Ayokunle, and other state officials of the Christian body in Kaduna, the state capital.
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“Since last month, the state government and security agencies have been working to contain an upsurge in violence and needless killings in parts of the state. We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives in a totally unnecessary frenzy of communal attacks, reprisals and revenge,” the statement read.
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“While we mourn the dead, our immediate focus remains to stop the cycle of attacks and reprisals. We remain committed to ending the legacy of violence that has blighted the state for 40 years, needlessly taken many lives and curtailed the life chances of others.
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“We will continue to support the security agencies to restore calm in the affected communities. Over the last five years, we have invested heavily in the security sector. We have consistently provided vehicles and other logistics support to the security agencies that are deployed in the state.
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“We are also addressing the technology side of security, through the procurement of drones, the award of contracts to install CCTVs in phases in Kaduna, Kafanchan and Zaria metropolitan areas, build a command and control centre and establish a forensic laboratory.”