IG disagrees with CAN over casualty figures in Southern Kaduna

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  • Police boss disagrees with Christian group over number of casualties in southern Kaduna

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, yesterday disagreed with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the number of people killed in the southern Kaduna crisis.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan Diocese had alleged that the unrest in the southern part of the state had claimed more than 808 lives in at least 53 villages in the area.

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But Idris disputed the claim in Abuja at a new year dinner organised by the Nigeria Police for its personnel.

He stressed the need for religious, community and political leaders to be patriotic in their endeavours for peace to reign in the country.

The IG cautioned Nigerians to avoid unnecessary tension which could lead to the destruction of lives and property.

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He said Nigerians had no other country; hence the need to do those things that would bring peace and unity to the country. Idris advised Nigerians to live in peace with one another in spite of religious and ethnic differences.

He commended officers and men of the force for their commitment to providing security to all Nigerians across the country.

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Idris restated Nigeria Police’s commitment to providing adequate security without bias to any section of the country.

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