Southern Kaduna: Osinbajo gives Police IG marching orders to halt killings — Presidency

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Additional security measures, including a total deployment of 15, 285 policemen are now being put in place by the Nigeria Police Force in Southern Kaduna, days after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to Aso Rock over the violence in the area.

People familiar with the matter told PREMIUM TIMES Mr. Osinbajo met with Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris towards the end of the week after the recent resurgence of violence in the area.

One presidency source said the acting president asked why despite the security measures put in place and with the level of attention given to the area, the recent resurgence of violence resulting in the deaths of 21 persons still occurred.

“Acting President Yemi Osinbajo summoned the IGP to the Presidential Villa to find out what the police was doing to arrest the situation and to also issue further directives on restoring law and order to the affected communities,” our source said.

“The immediate outcome of the IGP’s meeting with the Acting President was the intensification and adoption of a set of additional security measures that would help contain the situation.

“Besides, deploying over 15000 cops to the area, the police high command has now concluded arrangements for the establishment of a new Police Squadron in Kafanchan, Kaduna, as part of broad measures adopted to curb the violence.

“Eighteen Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and a unit of Belarus-trained police Special Forces have been deployed to Southern Kaduna.

“The police, in addition, have now increased helicopter surveillance in the entire area to prevent a recurrence of violence in the communities.

“Besides, the police have so far arrested 38 suspects linked to the violence while 29 firearms have been recently recovered.

“The IGP assured that there will now be stronger police presence and security in Southern Kaduna.

Twenty-one persons were killed in the latest attacks on communities in Southern Kaduna.

The Army recently announced the formation of a new unit to be stationed in Southern Kaduna, in a bid to contain the attacks.

In a similar development it was learnt that the Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, has briefed the Acting President on the situation in the Northeast where the Nigerian military is said to now hold effective control, mopping up remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents on a “regular and constant basis.”

Presidency sources also disclosed that plans were underway for a major briefing on the overall security situation of the country for the benefit of the Nigerian public.


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  • AryLoyds

    Osi banjo should 4 get , this is our Jihad , it has nothing to do with him , we as muslims are determined to conquer southern Kaduna.

    • Olaola

      Fraudster, most likely a biafraud claiming he’s a Muslim. I beg get lost.

      • Col. Wonderful Mariam

        You deny that the killings represent an attempt to cleanse Southern Kaduna of unbelievers.
        What then is the real reason for the killing, since you appear to know better? Would you like to be killed along with your entire family for you to understand what this is all about? It won’t be a skin off my nose at all.

      • AryLoyds

        You are not a true muslim.

    • Olanrewaju Eludapo

      Join the discussion…every individuals that involved directly or indirectly shall surely be punished no matter what.

    • Galantman

      God will punish and expose. You will never have peace or health till you perish. A Biafraud member trying to cause confusion in our land. Get out foreigner

  • daniel

    When are they going to prosecute those arrested? Without justice, there can be no lasting peace there. Why does it seem like we don’t have an IGP?

    • CeeCee1818

      Hopefully the killings will stop.

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  • Demeji

    It is a Holy war to cleanse Southern Kaduna from the unbelievers.You should be arrested and charged!!!.Wicked senseless fellow.Killing in the Name of Religion is crimes against humanity.Nobody and I say nobody has the rights ,to killing ,and molest any Nigerian because of their faith.We need to deal with hate preachers,Religions fanatics who only job is to cause havoc and put the security of Nigeria at risk.Before Islam and Christianity,Africans were living together in Unity and peace.So why are people trying to impose their Religion on people.The Nigerian government has to deal seriously with the people sponsoring the radicals foot soldiers,bombing and detractors destroying properties.Listen very carefully Muslims need to speak out against their people ,killing our people.This is not Iran,Iraq,Saudi Arabia,or Middle east.If Muslim in Nigeria can’t live peace with other religious groups.Leave Nigerian and go to other countries dominated by Islam.Leave!!!.Ha bi wait in .What your problem?Northern leaders too and Rulers from the North refuse to cautious their people.My advice for you Muslims don’t start what you will not be able to finish!! Instead of them to develop their geographical area,they are busy fighting against innocent people.That’s why Northern Nigeria is still backward in the 21 century.

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  • abodes_124

    Nigerians are waiting for the day our security forces will parade in their usual style the very first Fulani herdsman, foreign that they arrest. Perhaps with these new marching orders it will happen.