El-Rufai demands arrest of attackers of Shiite Muslims

El-Rufai demands arrest of attackers of Shiite Muslims


– As expected, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has reacted to the attack and killing of Shiite members in the state

– The governor cautioned security officers while urging them to immediately arrest the irate youths who took part in the act

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state does not seem happy with the alleged attacks and killing of Shiite members by residents of Tudun Wada area in the Kaduna.

Four people were killed in the attack in the state and El-Rufai says those who participated in it must be brought to justice just as he warned against actions that would cause the death of anyone in the state.

Some protesting Shiite members

The attack in that part of Kaduna was said to have been carried out by irate youths from the state, who also demolished the Shi’ite’s Islamic school in the area.

Premium Times reports that the spokesperson of the Shiite group, Ibrahim Musa, had been arrested on the order of the Kaduna state government.

A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson El-Rufai, said the governor was challenging the security agents to uphold law and order as well as investigate and arrest anyone found culpable in the act.

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The statement said: The government condemns in strong terms this unfortunate situation and commiserates with the affected citizens and their families, and others that lost their properties and valuables.

“The government therefore wishes to categorically warn citizens against mob action. No one will be allowed to conduct themselves in an arbitrary manner. Impunity has no place in this state.

“There are designated agencies vested with the duty of law enforcement, and citizens cannot usurp their roles; rather it is the duty of all citizens to report infractions of the law and help to prevent or detect crime. There can be no recourse to self-help.

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“Only constituted authority and security agencies have the statutory right and the constitutional mandate to enforce compliance to the law.

“Every resident of Kaduna State has the right to the constitutional freedoms outlined in Sections 38 and 40.”

Source : Naij.com