- Reactions continue to trail the killing of a Briton and her Nigerian colleague in Kaduna state
- The duo were killed when a group of bandits attacked Kajuru Castle, a holiday resort in the northwestern state
- PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the killing
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the killing of British aid worker, Faye Mooney, and her Nigerian colleague, Mathew Oguche in Kajuru Castle, a holiday resort in Kaduna state.
Atiku's reaction was contained in a statement sent to journalists by his media office on Monday, April 22.
The former vice president commiserated with the government and people of the United Kingdom on the incident, stressing that the actions of the killers do not reflect Nigeria’s national character.
Part of the statement read: “We need to keep Nigeria safe for Nigerians and foreigners. The death of any Nigerian or foreigner from terror, crime or insecurity grieves my heart. Nobody’s life is worth taking to advance a religious, political or criminal cause.
“I condemn the killing of British aid worker, Faye Mooney, and her Nigerian colleague, Mathew Oguche. I condemn these recent killings in the strongest possible terms and I want the government and people of the United Kingdom to know that these atrocious actions do not reflect Nigeria’s national character.
“These killings must end or Nigeria will lose desperately needed friends, partners and investors. Not only do I condemn this recent killing, but I make an urgent call for the federal and state authorities to track down the culprits and make them pay for their crimes. The time for empty rhetoric is long gone. Now is the time for urgent national action to stem insecurity.
“Nigeria must once again become synonymous with peace, progress and prosperity. This can only happen when crime and punishment are a natural cause and effect.”
Atiku warned that as long as there is impunity, Nigeria will lack unity and security, adding that the recent crimes continue to reoccur because previous killings have not been met with justice.
According to him when the punishment for crimes are not forthcoming, criminals are emboldened to commit even worse crimes.
Meanwhile, the bandits who attacked the resort have demanded for N60 million ransom for three workers abducted during the attack.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have upgraded to serve you better
Buhari should put an end to banditry, unrest in Zamfara - Nigerians cry - on Legit TV