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General News of Friday, 31 July 2020

Source: MyNigeria

El-rufai reveals why insecurity in Kaduna gets more attention

Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State has said that religious and ethnic connotations are the reason why the killings in his state get more attention.

El-rufai who spoke on Channels Television pointed out that security challenges is not peculiar to Kaduna State because other parts of the country are facing the same.

He also revealed that the putting an end to the security challenges is difficult because of the religious and ethinic coonotations attached.

He said: “I think the issue is not just in Kaduna State. We have security challenges all across the Northeast and Northwest.

“But I think what makes Kaduna’s case situation unique and headline-grabbing is because of the injection of religious and ethnic connotations to the attacks and the clashes between the various ethnic groups.

“Since Kaduna has a long history of ethno-religious intolerance, every criminal situation in the Northwest is given ethnic and religious connotation.

“That complicates things more difficult to resolve because religion, ethnicity and politics are identity issues.

“They are very emotive and people tend to lose their calm and their heads in situations like this. That’s what complicates the issues.”

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