President Muhammadu Buhari has given instructions for decisive measures aimed at bringing an end to the recurring acts of violence and destruction in the southern part of Kaduna State.
This came yesterday as he sent condolences to the people of southern Kaduna, who have lost loved ones in the recent violence.
A statement from the presidency last night said the Inspector-General of Police was in the region last Saturday and Sunday to assess the situation at first hand as a consequence of the directive.
The statement signed by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, explained that in addition to the conventional policemen deployed in the area, a squadron of mobile policemen has now been stationed there.
It disclosed that the Nigerian army is also in the process of setting up two battalions in Southern Kaduna while the military continues to carry out air surveillance across flash points.
The president has equally directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to carry out a joint assessment of the situation with the sister agency in Kaduna (SEMA), to determine the level of response required for urgent aid to the victims of the violence.
These measures, the statement added should soon ensure the return of normalcy to the region, while the Kaduna State government continues its peace building efforts.