Paschal Emeka, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Eze Ignitus Asor, the traditional ruler of the Obudi-Agwa community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State by suspected armed gangs.
Buhari through a statement from his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Tuesday in Abuja, condemned the killing in strong terms and ordered security agencies to unravel the root cause of the killing.
“The President has directed security agencies in the State to thoroughly investigate the dastardly act and ensure that the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law,” Shehu noted in the statement to the media.
Buhari also commiserated with family, friends, the Obudi-Agwa community, as well as all those affected by the attacks.
He prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured while acknowledging the spirited efforts by the Imo State Government at improving the security situation.
Buhari also admonished all Imo residents and citizens to robustly support the collective efforts of state actors and members of the local community to keep everyone safe.
Since Hope Uzodinma assumed duties, there had been security challenges in Imo state, with stakeholders trading blames.
This attack comes on the heels of President Buhari’s assurance that he will leave behind a secured Nigeria when he handover power comes May 2023