Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Monday condemned the killing of a man and a woman, allegedly by armed soldiers and airmen in Mabera quarters of Sokoto town on Sunday evening.
The governor, who cut short his trip outside of the state to commiserate with the families of the deceased, assured the family of the female victim, who left behind seven children, that the state government would sponsor their education and welfare until they graduate from tertiary institutions of their choice.
Describing the incident as “unfortunate”, Tambuwal said the state had never experienced such issue in the past because the state government and security agencies have always enjoyed a robust relationship.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Bello on Monday quoted Tambuwal as saying: “We condemn this unwholesome development, which is perhaps the first of its type to occur in the state.
“We want to assure the people of the state that the state government, in close collaboration with the security operatives with whom we have very cordial relationship, will not rest on its oars until the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to book in the shortest possible time.
“We pray that this type of act will not repeat itself again. We also pray for the soul of those killed and condole with the family and people of the state.
The governor, who called on residents to maintain the peace, urged those affected or any other aggrieved citizen of the state not to take the law into their hands.
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