Nigeria President Shocked at Kaduna, Rivers States Killings, Commiserates with Families
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari
London, Jan. 2, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and outrage at reports of killings of innocent persons in Omoku, Rivers State and the traditional ruler, the Etum Numana, Dr Gambo Makama, and his wife in Sango Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the New Year.
The President, who described the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable,” according to a statement by his Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has directed law enforcement agencies in both states to intensify their current efforts in order to speedily bring the perpetrators to face the wrath of the law.
“I have always maintained that nothing justifies the taking of the life of an innocent person, President said, adding that “people in our communities must learn to live peacefully”.
While commiserating with the families of the victims and wished the injured quick recovery, President Buhari appealed to the communities affected not to embark on reprisal attacks, but allow the security agencies to carry out comprehensive investigations to properly punish the culprits.
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday promised to give N200 million reward to anyone who can give information that will lead to arrest of the suspected gunmen who attacked Moku, Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of the state on New Year day.
The gunmen had in the early morning on Chrismas day attacked and killed at least 16 persons in the community.
The Governor according to Channels TV reports made the announcement in reaction to the attack.
It was also reported that Gov. Wike who visited the community where the incident happened alongside heads of security agencies in the state on Tuesday assured the victims of government’s support also vowed to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.
One of the victims of the attack, who lost her husband and child in the attack told the Governor that the hoodlums stormed her home on the day of the attack and suddenly started shooting anyone in sight.