President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday asked religious and community leaders to defend the ethos of Nigeria’s religious and cultural heritage as he condemned the recent killings of Nigeriens and security officials in the South-East region.
Making this call in a statement by Garba Shehu his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Sunday, Mr Buhari urged “community and religious leaders to speak more forcefully against the killings stand up and defend the ethos of our cultural and religious heritage.”
He tasked Nigerians to point at specific people who carried out the condemnable act.
Offering his condolences to the families of the law enforcement agents and Niger citizens cruelly beheaded by the beastly attackers, Mr Buhari promised that all possible actions will be taken to bring the perpetuators of the condemnable act to book.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his unequivocal condemnation of the attacks against non-indigenes and law enforcement officials by terrorists in the South East, promising all possible action in conducting a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the statement by Garba Shehu read.
The President further expressed his administration’s unwavering commitment to peace and stability in the southeast and the entire country, saying that the reports of killings anywhere were sad and unwelcome.
President Buhari’s reaction came in the wake of reports of the murder of six Nigerien citizens and the brutal killing of several police officers on the job.