Jonathan condemns killings in Buachi, Southern Kaduna
Once again the unabating of killings by the dreaded Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, has drawn the ire of President Goodluck Jonathan who has reinstated his administration's commitment to ensuring that the perpetrators of the dastardly acts will be fished out and brought to book.
Jonathan, in a statement by his Special Adviser for media and Publicity, Dr. Rebuen Abati, condemned the Friday night's bombing in the Bayan Gari area of Bauchi State and the recent mass killings in Southern Kaduna.
Abati said, “The President commiserates with all the families who lost loved ones in the heinous attacks and extends his heartfelt sympathies to all those who suffered injuries or lost their properties during the wanton assaults on Bauchi and Kaduna States.'
Jonathan, the statement added, reassured the people of Bauchi and Kaduna State that the Federal Government will continue to take all necessary action to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly attacks and restore the fullest possible security to all parts of the country.
He also directed all relevant federal government agencies to continue to speedily make emergency medical and relief assistance available to all those who were either injured or displaced by recent bombings and attacks.
The President urged all Nigerians to give maximum support and cooperation to the Armed Forces and security agencies who continue to work incessantly to end the menace of insecurity in the country within the shortest possible time.
Meanwhile, Senator Nenadi Esther Usman has condemned “in the strongest of terms the spate of the wanton killings of over fifty persons in four villages in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”
In a statement,she described 'the killings on Monday and Tuesday in Nandu and Fadan Karshi by criminal herdsmen as unfortunate' and urged total condemnation of this dastardly act by all and sundry, noting that “enough is now enough”.
The Senator also charged security agents stationed in the area to do more to ensure that such rampant killings of innocent and unarmed people were not allowed to continue.
According to Nenadi said the activities of these criminals must be checked immediately. She added that all efforts to find a lasting peace in the area has always been truncated by these senseless killings of the people of Southern Kaduna, particularly the vulnerable women and children in the area.
She therefore, urged for calm from the people of the area and they should continue to avail the military and security agents with valuable information on the movements of suspected persons in their communities so as to forestall such attacks, as she would continue to do everything within her reach including resolutions on the floor of the Senate and with the state Government to continue to push for the achievement of a lasting solution to this crime being perpetrated on our people
It could be recalled that the villages of Kabamu in Fadan Karshi Distrct, Ankpong in Nandu District, all in Numana chiefdom several persons were gruesomely massacred simultaneously.