From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on community and religious leaders to speak more forcefully against killings, stand up and defend the ethos of their cultural and religious heritage.
This is even as he called on those who know anything about the killing of six Nigerien citizens and the brutal murder of a number of policemen at their duty posts to “point at specific people who did this.”
President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, while reacting to the killings, unequivocally condemned the attacks against non-indigenes and law enforcement officials “by terrorists in the Southeast,” promising all possible action in conducting a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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 were sad and unwelcome.
He offered his 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.