President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of some non-indigenes and policemen by unknown gunmen in the South East.
Naija News reports that some unknown gunmen last week killed eight Nigeriens living in Orogwe, a suburb community in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Also, four policemen were brutally killed after gunmen attacked a police station in Imo on Saturday.
In a statement signed by his spokesman Garba Shehu, President Buhari said his government will not accept the killing of non-indigenes and security operatives in the South East.
The President vowed to undertake all possible action in conducting a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.
President Buhari urged community and religious leaders to speak more forcefully against the killings in the region.
He, however, condoled with the families of the law enforcement agents killed and with the government and people of Niger Republic for the killing of its citizens.
“Those who know should point at specific people who did this,” the President was quoted to have 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.
“He offered his condolences to the families of the law enforcement agents murdered and to the government and people of Niger Republic whose citizens were cruelly beheaded by the beastly attackers.”