President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the community and religious leaders to immediately fish out and expose the unidentified terrorists that attacked and killed non-indigenes and law enforcement officials in the Southeast.
President Buhari, who reacted to the reports of the killing of six Nigerien citizens and the brutal killing of a number of policemen at their duty posts, in a statement today, August 6, through his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, called on the leaders in the state to “speak more forcefully against the killings, stand up and defend the ethos of our cultural and religious heritage.
“Those who know should point at specific people who did this.”
He expressed his administration’s unwavering commitment to peace and stability in the southeast and the entire country, saying that the reports of killings anywhere are sad and unwelcome.
The President expressed condolences to the families of the law enforcement agents murdered and to the government and people of Niger Republic whose citizens were cruelly beheaded by “the beastly attackers.”
He reiterated his unequivocal condemnation and promised all possible action in conducting a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.