Buhari on Ebonyi killings, attack on Soludo gathering: Perpetrators won’t be spared



President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned the dastardly attack on Monday night in three communities in Íshíelu Area (LGA) of State.

This was disclosed in a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja.

The affected communities are Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities.

The President, according to Shehu, has directed law enforcement agencies to fish out the attackers and make them face justice, stressing that the perpetrators of this “heinous attack” should not be spared.

Also, the President his deepest sympathies to families and friends who have lost loved ones, and to every member of the communities in State traumatised by these despicable acts of wickedness.

The President has also sent a message of sympathy to the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, Professor Chukwuma Soludo who survived an attack by gunmen in Aguata LGA of Anambra State as he consulted with people on his political aspiration.

Expressing concern at the influx of illegal weapons, President Buhari reassured Nigerians that ongoing efforts which had led to the record recovery of illegal weapons and arrests of a large number of arms suppliers would be intensified.

“I strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack on an outstanding Nigerian, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.

“Our prayers are with him and the families of the security operatives who lost their lives trying to defend citizens assembled for a peaceful meeting.

“We will continue to empower the police and the armed forces in their brave struggle against terrorism, banditry and kidnapping,” the President said.