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Military promises to restore peace in Southern Kaduna



We have what it takes to crush terrorists, bandits, CDS, Irabor boasts

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lt-Gen. Lucky Irabor, said on Thursday the Nigerian armed forces would restore peace in the Southern part of Kaduna State.

Southern Kaduna has witnessed an upsurge in criminal attacks lately.

Irabor, who gave the assurance at a peace meeting with stakeholders in Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, insisted that days of the criminal elements in the state are numbered.

He said: “We are committed to ensuring that peace is restored in this part of the country.

“However, for those who do not want to heed our appeal for peace and who think that violence is what they need to unleash on us, I am here to tell them that their days are numbered.

“If the peace in Southern Kaduna is disrupted, the peace in Kaduna and indeed the peace in Nigeria will be disrupted because Kaduna is central to the existence of Nigeria.”

The CDs also promised to increase military presence in Southern Kaduna.

“You can have all the personnel and equipment in the world, if there’s no willingness amongst the people to live in peace, it will count for nothing.

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“So, we need to start looking at ways beyond military deployment to solve this crisis.

“This is not something I have authority to make a decision on, but I can assure you I will bring it up as a point during the National Security Council meeting for further consideration,” Irabor added.

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