Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has demanded regular updates from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on efforts being made to restore normalcy to troubled Kaduna State.
The president disclosed this through his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari on Sunday.
In a series of tweets, President Buhari, who stressed that the disregard for sanctity of life was not acceptable, also disclosed that a special intervention force had already been deployed in the troubled spots.
The President described violence as ill wind that blows no one any good.
He wrote, “The violence in Kaduna, which has resulted in the deaths of 55 innocent people, is condemnable.
“The Police have been authorised to do everything possible to restore calm.
“A special intervention force has been deployed to the flash-points, and the IG will provide regular updates.
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“The disregard for the sanctity of human life is unacceptable. Violence is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good.
“I appeal to community leaders and citizens to always choose dialogue, patience and tolerance, to prevent crises from escalating into violence.
“Let me also commend the Kaduna State government for its rapid response to the crisis.
“The Federal Government and its law enforcement agencies will work with the state government and community leaders to ensure the full restoration of peace and security.”