A cross section of Minna residents on Saturday lauded Gov. Abubakar Bello for prompt deployment of armed security personnel in and outside the metropolis.
Mr Innocent James, a resident of Saukahuta told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that the quick intervention of the governor has avoided unnecessary tension.
“Miscreants have started looting shops and threatening residents at Chanchaga, Saukahuta, Bosso and city gates.
He said that the deployment of security personnel in strategic locations in the metropolis has calmed nerves.
Abubakar Isa of Bosso said that the various security measures put in place would forestal miscreants from taking advantage of the happenings in the Southeast to cause confusions in the state.
He also commended religious leaders for coming out with educative programmes in Radio and Television on dangers involved in killing innocent souls.
“Nigeria should continue to remain one Nation with a common goal for purposeful development,” he said.
Mr Ahmed Musa of Ahmadu Bello Way said the action of some Nigerians in other part of the country should not be allowed to divide the country.
Mr Peter Okafor of Chanchaga told NAN
that the “bad ones among our people should be called to order by their elders and community leaders.
“I strongly challenge elder statesmen to call the youth to order and educate them on the need for peaceful coexistence in their respective geo-political zones.
“I have been staying in Niger for 43 years. Where do you want me to go. Our traditional and religious leaders should continue to preach love among the diverse communities in their domains.”
Alhaji Moshood Abdulkarim, a Yoruba community leader in Kwakuti, said Nigeria was not a mistake but an act of God.
“We must be seen to be promoting peace to enable federal and state governments put in place capital projects that will enhance our wellbeing,” he said. (NAN)