Kaduna State governor Nasir el-Rufai has charged officers and men of the military to comb the Southern Kaduna hills and valleys to flush out bandits attacking residents of the area.
Speaking during the launch of ‘Operation Harbin Kunama II’ near Kafanchan in Jema’a local government area of the state by the army, el-rufai, appealed for people to live in peace with one another.
The Army had launched ‘Operation Harbin Kunama I’ in Zamfara State to tackle the incessant criminal activities by the bandits especially cattle rustlers in the state.
The governor, explained that his administration would continue to provide the necessary support to the security agencies to preserve peace and to also prosecute all those involved in any crime.
el-rufai said: “If God wanted us to be one ethnic group, he would have made us one. Peace is a choice. People must choose to live in peace for peace to exist”
“Violence can only end when people decide that violence does not work. Somalia has been at war for decades but war is not yet over. People must understand that why the Chief of Army Staff and his officers are ready to flush out the bandits we must be ready to tolerate one another”
“My appeal as always is that let us recognise our common humanity. Refer any dispute or criminality to law enforcement agencies because if everyone choose to take laws into their hands there can be no peace,” el-Rufai said.