By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed Security operatives to fish out those behind the gruesome murder of 21 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.
President Buhari expressed shock and outrage at reports of the dastardly act, describing the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable.”
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari 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.
He said, “I have always maintained that nothing justifies the taking of the life of an innocent person,” 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.