Plateau, Kaduna face similar security challenges – El-Rufai
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has on Sunday, said there is the need to work with Plateau State in order to address the security challenges facing the two states.
El-Rufai said this on Sunday when he paid a condolence visit to the Government and people of the Plateau State over the recent incessant attacks that left many people dead and properties destroyed.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Plateau State Deputy Governor, Doman Wetkum, El-Rufai noted that Kaduna and Plateau states are not only neighbors but are constantly faced with similar violent experiences.
The statement read in part, “Governor Nasiru El-Rufai says adherence to the rule of law is critical to the survival and stability of every society. He gave an assurance that he would work collaboratively with his Plateau State counterpart by sharing ideas that would help tackle the level of insecurity in both states.”
El-Rufai, while praying for the repose of the souls of the departed, acknowledged the efforts of Governor Simon Lalong towards the restoration of peace in Plateau State, the statement added.
Receiving the governor on behalf of Lalong, the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Prof Sonni Tyoden, thanked him for the visit and commiserating with the government and people of the state at this trying time. He added that Plateau and Kaduna states had long-time historical connections and good relationships, adding that it lessens the burden whenever friends come to commiserate with each other.