Insecurity: Buhari seeks drastic measures against killings in Southeast


President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his unequivocal condemnation of the attacks against non-indigenes and law enforcement officials by terrorists in the South East.

He promised all possible action in conducting a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.

President Buhari’s reaction came on Friday amidst reports of the killing of six Nigerien citizens and the brutal killing of a number of policemen at their duty posts.

He urged community and religious leaders to speak more forcefully against the killings, stand up and defend the ethos of our cultural and religious heritage.

“Those who know should point at specific people who did this.”

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari 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 the Niger Republic whose citizens were cruelly beheaded by the attackers.