- Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state says he has met with the nation's security chiefs ahead of the 2019 general elections
- The governor says he met with the service chiefs following threats of violence before or during the elections
- El-Rufai says the service chiefs promised to strengthen security in Kaduna state before and during the elections
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said he has met with the nation's security chiefs in Abuja in order to ensure peaceful 2019 general elections
Nigerian Tribune reports that El-Rufai stated that there were indications that some people were planning to foment crisis in Southern Kaduna before or during the elections.
Legit.ng notes that the governor said: “I have met with the Chief of Defence Staff (General Abayomi Olanisakin), the Chief of Army Staff (Lt General Tukur Buratai) and the Inspector General of Police (Mohammed Abubakar Adamu) on the issue and they promised to strengthen security in Kaduna state before and during elections."
According to him, security chiefs have assured that they will deploy new personnel to tackle the security threats.
He called on parents to warn their children to be of good behaviour, adding that the police will arrest anyone found carrying weapons.
He added: “Tell your children and wards that the only thing that they should carry with them on election day to the polling unit is their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). The police will arrest them if they carry weapons."
“Like I always say, after elections, public servants should cease to be partisan. They belong to everybody and so, they should be fair to all irrespective of whatever differences. This is what we have been doing since we assumed office."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, expressed optimism that frequent clashes between farmers and herdsmen would soon become a thing of the past in the state.
El-Rufai, who expressed the view at the commissioning of a 500-litre milk and yoghurt processing plant at Ladugga village, said the processing plant in Ladugga would end the situation.
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