President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to go about their lawful daily activities without fear as the country’s security agencies are taking actions to safeguard everyone.
The president said this on Tuesday while expressing his condolences to the families of Precious Owolabi, an NYSC member with Channels TV, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar, of the FCT Police Command, who died during the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Monday.
Buhari in the statement described the loss as sad and regrettable, adding that the government will not hesitate to act against any individual or group that acts against the interest of Nigerians.
He said, Condolences also to the management and staff of Channels TV, and the Police leadership, over the sad and regrettable loss. We salute their commitment to remaining steadfast and dedicated to their professional callings, even in this time of grief.
I want to reassure residents of Abuja in particular and the country, in general, to go about their lawful activities without fear. The leadership of our security and law enforcement agencies is taking action to safeguard the nation against such mindless attacks, the statement read.
“Let nobody or group doubt or test our will to act in the higher interest of the majority of our citizens,” he added.
“May the Almighty God grant rest to the souls of the departed and speedy recovery to the injured.”