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Regional News of Sunday, 7 August 2022


Expose killers of 6 Nigeriens in South East — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of six Nigeriens and Nigerian law enforcement officials by terrorists in the South East, and has called on people who know those involved to expose them.

The President promised all possible action to conduct a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.

A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity) on Saturday noted that President Buhari’s reaction came amidst reports of the slaying 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,” the statement quoted the President as saying.

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.

President Buhari 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.

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