20 February 2013

Nigeria: Bauchi Govt Flays Killing of Security Guard, Abduction of Foreigners

Bauchi — Bauchi State Government has condemned last weekend's killing of a security guard and abduction of eight foreigners working for a construction company, Setraco Nig Ltd in Jamaare in the state by unidentified gunmen.

The said gunmen further burnt down the Jamaare Police Station and also attempted to free prisoners from the prisons in the area.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Mr. Ishola Adeyemi, the government described the action as "outrageous, criminal and barbaric," saying that "we condemn the act in all its ramifications."

The government however, assured that it would do everything possible, in conjunction with the security agencies in the state, to ensure the safe return of the kidnapped victims and the bringing of the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice in accordance with the relevant laws of the country.

Adeyemi further called on all law abiding citizens and residents of the state to go about their normal activities without fear of molestations as the state government was committed to the protection of lives and property of all law abiding citizens.

The government claimed that the state was relatively peaceful, notwithstanding the security challenges in the northern parts of the country even as it urged members of the public to furnish security agencies with useful information that could lead to the arrest of hoodlums in the society.

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