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General News of Monday, 24 January 2022


Lawan condemns killing of Yobe driver, demands probe, punishment

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, called for a thorough investigation into the killing of a driver at Garin Alkali in Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State.

The incident was said to have led to violent protests in Gashua, the headquarters of Bade Local Government on Saturday.

Lawan, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), Ola Awoniyi, sympathised with the family of the victim and called for a thorough investigation into the incident with a view to bringing whoever has a hand in the killing to book.

He said, “I am deeply saddened by the tragic news at Garin Alkali on Saturday and the violent reactions that followed it. The killing of the innocent driver is wicked and reprehensible. It should not be condoned for whatever reason.

“My heart goes out to the family of the victim. May Allah console them over their bereavement.

“I urge the authorities to thoroughly investigate the incident with a view to establishing why and how it happened and applying appropriate sanctions to deter future reoccurrence.

“I also appeal for calm and assure the peace-loving members of the community that justice will be served in this matter.”  

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