Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the “reprehensible and unacceptable” killings that spoilt New Year’s Day celebrations in Rivers State and Kaduna State.
His statement read, “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”, 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’, he said, adding that ‘people in our communities must learn to live peacefully.’
“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.
“He commiserated with the families of the victims and wished the injured faster recovery.”