Our Reporter, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the alleged killing of six Nigerien citizens and some security operatives in their duty posts in the South-East, describing it as “sad and unwelcome.”
The President expressed his displeasure over the incidents in a series of tweets made by his Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday.
While sending his condolences to the families of the deceased security officers and the Government of Niger, President Buhari promised a speedy investigation into the matter.
He also restated his administration’s unwavering commitment to peace and stability in the South-East region and indeed the entire country.
The tweets read in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his unequivocal condemnation of the attacks against non-indigenes and law enforcement officials by terrorists in the South East, promising all possible action in conducting a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“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, urging 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.”