Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated his commitment towards fighting insecurity in the country, saying nobody should test the will of his administration to act in the interest of the country.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari commiserated with the families of a Channels TV reporter, a deputy commissioner of police and others who died during Monday’s violent clashes between security agents and Shiites in Abuja.
Describing the victims as law-abiding, hardworking and vibrant Nigerians with a promising future, Buhari called on the leadership of security and law enforcement agencies in the country to safeguard the nation against such mindless attacks.
While urging the residents of Abuja in particular and the country in general to go about their lawful activities without fear, the President said perpetrators of the mayhem will not go unpunished as his government will not tolerate any affront to constituted authority.
“Let nobody or group doubt or test our will to act in the higher interest of majority of our citizens,” Buhari was quoted as saying in the statement.