This Day (Lagos)

22 January 2013

Nigeria: Buhari, Ohakim Condemn Attack On Emir of Kano

The Federal Executive Council has condemned the last Saturday's attack on the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero. ( Resource: FEC Condemns Attack On Ado Bayero

The national leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, Monday described last Friday's attack on the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, by an armed gang as a very horrible incident.

A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of CPC, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, said the former Head of State was shocked at the potent of the latest security challenge posed by the terrorists.

"The portent of this latest security challenge is: the Nigerian state is not just under an ominous cloud of insecurity but all the Citizens (under the Nation space) are also victims," he said.

According to Buhari, the gun attack on the revered Emir has brought another dimension to the cloud of insecurity pervading the country.

"This is indeed one attack too many! Let it be stated that insecurity of lives and property in any clime is a measure of its level of development. This aptly explains why the Nation's constitution, in section 14, places security and welfare of the people on the Government."

On his part, Ohakim described the act as a desecration of the sacred institution of traditional rulers.

In a press statement signed by his media aide, Ethelbert Okeke, the former governor said: "Alhaji Bayero is a man of peace, candour and forthrightness, regarded throughout Nigeria and beyond. To direct any attack on the Emir is the height of callousness and man's inhumanity to man."

He expressed confidence that the authorities will bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book and enjoined other well meaning Nigerians to condole the families of those who lost their lives in the attack.

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