Relative calm as security operatives parade Kaduna metropolis; JNI sues for peace

KADUNA: There was tension and apprehension within the metropolitan city of Kaduna, following fears of attack that enveloped the state in the early hours of Friday.

While the security operatives took over the air and market space, while parading the town, to avert any act of attack, the leadership of Jamatu Nasiru Islam, JNI, appealed to all northerners to remain calm and peaceful and believe in the leadership of the country.

Briefing newsmen, Friday, at the headquarters of JNI, Secretary-General of the body, Dr. Abubakar Khalid, called for restraint among Muslims and advised agitators to allow dialogue to lead them to whatever complaint needed to be addressed, politically or socially.

Dr. Khalid, who described the alleged killing of Muslims and burning of mosque in the East as unfortunate, assured that northern leaders would continue to talk to the youth to be peaceful.

He enjoined southern eastern leaders to do the same, stressing that if the youth listen to them the situation would not have degenerated to the current stage. While he appreciated the media in helping to sustain peace, Khalid also urged them to avoid any reports that would worsen the fragile situation the country is passing through at the moment.


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