The Nigeria Army has increased military presence as a measure to prevent any form of reprisal attacks in Zaria, following reports of attacks on northerners resident in parts of South East.
A statement by the Assistant Director, Depot Nigerian Army/Nigerian Military School (MNS) Public Relations, Capt. Haruna Mohammed-Sani, said that there had been tension in the city.
He said the unfortunate development in the South East had led to the imposition of curfew in Jos Plateau State.
He explained that the Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Victor Ezegwu, met with military, paramilitary and other stakeholders to ensure that proactive measures were put in place.
The military was taking measures to safeguard lives and property and avert any occurrence that could jeopardise public order and peaceful co-existence in Zaria.
He advised the general public not to panic with the increase in movement of military agencies on the streets of Zaria and environs.
According to him it is a normal patrol being carried out to ensure everyone goes about his or her legitimate business without molestation.
“The peace loving people of Zazzau are therefore enjoined to maintain the tolerant and hospitable culture they are known with for decades.
“Nigerian Army is ever ready to play its traditional supportive role to civil authority when called upon in order to safeguard lives and property,” he said.