President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and outrage over the killing of 16 individuals in Omoku, Rivers State and that of a conventional ruler in Sango in Kaduna state.
A conventional ruler, the Etum Numana, Dr Gambo Makama, and his spouse in Sango Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been killed within the New Year.
The 16 individuals, together with ladies and youngsters, who coming back from New Year cross-over in Omoku. have been confirmed killed by gunmen.
The President, who described the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable,” directed legislation enforcement businesses in each states to accentuate their present efforts so as to speedily deliver the perpetrators to face the wrath of the legislation.
“I have always maintained that nothing justifies the taking of the life of an innocent person,” he stated, including that “people in our communities must learn to live peacefully.”
President Buhari appealed to the communities affected to not embark on reprisal assaults, however permit the safety businesses to hold out complete investigations to correctly punish the culprits.
An announcement on Tuesday by Mr. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), stated Buhari commiserates with the households of the victims.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike had positioned a bounty to trace the gunmen who carried out the assault.
The Governor in response to the assault promised to reward anybody who can determine the perpetrators with the sum of N200 million.
Wike stated this on Tuesday throughout a go to to the neighborhood, alongside heads of safety businesses within the state. He assured the victims of presidency’s assist and in addition vowed to make sure that the perpetrators are dropped at e book.
One of the victims of the assault, who misplaced her husband and little one within the assault informed the Governor that the hoodlums stormed her residence on the day of the assault and all of the sudden began capturing anybody in sight.
A mixed crew of the military, the Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and males of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) have since swung into motion to make sure arrest the suspects behind the assault.
The senator representing Rivers South-East, Sen. Magnus Abe, has described the killing within the early hours of the New Year day as barbaric and mindless.
An announcement by his media aide, Mr Parry Benson, on Tuesday stated Abe expressed worries over the re-emergence of violence and crime within the space.
He stated it was useless for people to take the lives others.
“The incident needs to be condemned by each proper considering Rivers man and lady.
“Rivers communities shouldn’t be allowed to change into haven for blood thirsty hoodlums,’’ he stated.
The senator urged the Nyesom-Wike-led authorities to help safety businesses with the wanted instruments to deal with the safety challenges bedevilling the state.
“The killing in Omoku is a sign that every one is just not nicely, the state authorities ought to help safety businesses with the wanted instruments to deal with these rising state of insecurity.
“The state authorities should drastically re-engineer the safety structure of the state, and supply funding to battle crime to sop this infinite waste of human lives,’’ he stated.