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The police have assured communities in Kajuru in Kaduna of protection, just as opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condoled with the state government and families of more than 130 persons that were killed by gunmen.

Mr Felix Hyat, the State Chairman of the PDP, extended the message of condolences when he addressed the press conference in Kaduna.

Hyat said however, that security agents must provide convincing explanation to the families and people of the state over the carnage.

“For 130 people to be killed within a week calls for convincing explanation from the security agencies.

“The lives of the people of Kaduna State and Nigeria at large have become such a common commodity to be treated with levity.

“This is very unfortunate and a complete contradiction to the provision of our Constitution built on the foundation of security of life and property.

“Our heartfelt sympathy to the families of the deceased and the public in general,”Hyat said.

Hyat also gave a rundown of what he described as negative events in the past few weeks in state.

“For the past two weeks, Kaduna State has been in the forefront in news, more on the negative side.

“This information from the Governor was treated with suspicion, because of the timing and the fact that the killings were said to have taken place between Feb. 10 and 11”.

According to him, the PDP had called for calm and restraint.

“But let it be known that the PDP feels the pains of even one dead person, not to talk of such high figures that keep escalating. In every Local Government security operatives are very visible.

“Now that Governor El-Rufai has vowed not to allow threat and acts of insecurity threaten the Feb. 23, general elections in the State, we in the PDP stand solidly behind him and will help him resist any attempt from anybody and anywhere to postpone these elections,” Hyat said.

He called on the governor to sincerely pursue this noble intention and ensure the sanctity of this date by providing adequate security for hitch free polls.

“We will keep monitoring developments and resist any action that will not be in the interest of the people of Kaduna State.

“Our actions at all times will be guided by the laws of our land.’’



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