September 30, 2022

Kaduna State Government has reassured the citizens that the fight against terrorism would be won by all means, just as it called on residents and indigenes to join forces and end the menace.

The government also urged the media not to paint the reports on banditry and kidnapping with ethnic or religious colouration.

Delivering a position paper at a seminar/award ceremony, yesterday, organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Kaduna Chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the Governor Nasir el-Rufai administration was making efforts to end the security challenges in that state.

Aruwan said: “In my current position as the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the challenge and toll of insecurity is no secret. We are confronting the monsters of banditry and terrorism daily. It is a fight, but I assure you, we are in it to win.”

He admonished journalists to be cautious in their reports, so not to escalate the insecurity in the state.

“As a professional journalist, I am able to see quite clearly the role that responsible, ethical journalism can play towards helping our efforts and building our society.

“There’s nothing new a journalist can tell fellow journalists because we are all exposed to the rudiments of journalism as students of Mass Communication at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are daily reminded of adhering to the ethics of our vocation. What I can do here is to stir up collective reflection towards an enhanced security environment,” he said.

Reiterating the maxim, “information is power,” Aruwan asserted that an individual’s power to act “is limited by the information they are exposed to.”

Among those who received awards at the occasion is former Governor Ahmed Makarfi for the sustenance of peace and tranquility in the state when he held sway in the state.

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