President Muhammadu on Tuesday condoled with the people of Kaduna over recent killings in the state that have allegedly left over 50 dead including a traditional leader.
Buhari, who paid a visit to the state, said that security agencies are now on top of the situation, adding that all the perpetrators must be held to account.
He also called on community and religious leaders to do everything to uphold peace in their communities as well as desist from shielding perpetrators of violence from security agencies.
He said, “I paid a visit to Kaduna to sympathize with the people on the recent killings and unrest in the state, and to meet with the affected communities. Our security agencies are now on top of the situation, and we shall ensure that all the perpetrators are held to account.
“I appeal to community and religious leaders to do everything in their power to uphold peace in their communities, and to refrain from shielding the perpetrators of violence from law enforcement agencies. Violence is never the solution.
“There are no circumstances in which these killings are acceptable or justifiable. I expect the Police to remain vigilant in securing communities, & also diligent in prosecuting perpetrators. They must make the work of the Judiciary easier; there’s no room for shoddy investigations.
“My condolences to the Government and people of Kaduna State, and to the families who lost loved ones to the violence. Condolences also to the family and people of the late Agom Adara, Dr. Maiwada Galadima. He served his community with dedication; may his soul rest in peace.
“I commend the efforts of the Kaduna State Government in responding to and managing the crisis. They have set an example of responsiveness that should be emulated across the country. The Federal Government will continue to support them with adequate Federal security assets,” he said.
In the recent times, there have been several killings in many parts of the country, with the government, and other authorities always promising that the perpetrators will be brought to book.
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