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Yakowa advises citizens to be security conscious

19 June 2012, 07:27

 Kaduna - Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State has told people of the state to be extra-vigilant in complementing the efforts of security agencies to curb insecurity in the society.

Speaking when he visited Christ the King Church (CKC) at Yoruba Road in Sabon-Garin Zaria on Monday, Yakowa said that "security is the responsibility of all. ”

"We are all shocked on hearing the sad development," Yakowa said of Sunday's church bombings and subsequent riots in Kaduna which resulted in at least 60 deaths.

"We never expected this in Zaria because of the efforts of his royal highness, Dr Shehu Idris toward ensuring peace in not only Zaria but Kaduna State.

"I am here not only to commensurate with the church members but also the church's neigbouring community who are Muslims,” he said.

The governor, who described the act as "criminality" observed that no religion preached violence let alone suicide bombings.

Yakowa appealed to clergymen to intensify prayers toward lasting peace in the state in particular and the nation at large.

Receiving the governor, the Catholic Bishop of Zaria Diocese, Bishop Dodo Jorge, said that three members of the church’s Boys Brigade and some neighbours of the church were killed in the attack.

Jorge stressed the need for “real quality” education for both Muslim and Christian youths to guarantee lasting peace.

He also called for skills acquisition programmes for youths of both religions as a means of curbing crimes.


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