The Nigeria Police Force has said 500 policemen have been deployed in the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State to restore peace in the area.
Apart from the deployment of arm-bearing cops , the force said it was also engaging community leaders from all sides in the matter in series of meetings to enthrone a lasting peace in the area.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, said this on Wednesday while featuring on Police Diary, a programme aired on the Network Service of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria monitored by our correspondent.
The police and the military deployed their personnel following the killing of eight persons in another attack on Gora Gan village in the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area on Tuesday.
The latest killings happened barely 24 hours after a similar attack in Kaura Local Government Area.
But Mba said the police and other security agencies were working to stop further killings in the areas.
The FPRO said, “There is deployment of armed police, deployment of military personnel-both ground troops and aerial patrols.
“As I speak to you now there are over 500 police officers both from the Tactical Unit as well as Conventional Unit that have been deployed in Zango-Kataf area
“Similarly, the military have also deployed fully to this area. There are personnel from the Nigerian Army and it support services fully on ground in that area.
“Beyond this military and police deployment , we are also engaging the community leaders.
“As a matter of fact the Area Commander in that place has held several consultation meetings with them. The meeting was eventually moved down to the state capital where the governor himself met with the stakeholders from all the sides.
“We are trying to work out modalities for lasting peace . There is also a 24-hour curfew in place there which is one of t/e kinetic approach we are making using.
“We believe we will get to the root of the matter and enthrone a new regime of peace and orderliness in not just Zango-Kataf but in other areas of Kaduna State that have been in the news for negative occurrences.”