President Muhammadu Buhari has asked community and religious leaders to condemn and stand up against killings in the South-East.
Buhari’s reaction came amidst reports of the killing of six Nigerien citizens and policemen at their duty posts.
Buhari said this in a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Saturday in Abuja.
The President assured that all possible measures and investigations were being conducted to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“Community and religious leaders should 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,” he said.
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.
The President condoled with the families of the law enforcement agents killed and to the government and people of Niger Republic whose citizens were beheaded.