On Sunday, the Chairman of Jema’a Local Government Area, Kaduna, Mr Peter Averik, appealed for calm in the heat of recurrent attacks in the area by unknown terrorists.
He made this appeal as a result of the latest attack on Friday by unknown men armed with guns, on Zikpak community, a suburb of the popular Kafanchan. This attack led to the lost of several lives and the destruction of houses and other valuables.
In a statement issued by the council’s Information Officer, Simeon Dauda, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kafanchan, Averik noted that God’s wrath shall revenge all evil.
He condemned the act and described it as callous and barbaric. Peter urged the residents to be calm and not to take laws into their hands as more security personnels have been deployed to ensure the safeguarding of lives and properties.
In addition to this, he prayed for the people who lost their loved ones to this attack, for God to comfort them in this trying time.
He beseeched community members to ensure to observe the 24 hours curfew the state government imposed and to be watchful. He also told them to report any suspicious person or activity to the relevant bodies promptly.
Peter then commended the security personnels deployed in the area for their effort and challenged them to put infor effort in patrolling and securing the area to ensure that the terrorists are brought to book in time.
He summoned on the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and other passionate and concerned bodies to come to the rescue of the affected victims of Zikpak community, in order to lessen the effect of the violence on them.
The Local Government Chairman vowed that the council will continue to render assistance to victims of the attack who were wounded and were currently receiving treatment in the hospitals after he paid them a visit.