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Buhari support group condemns Rivers violence

 

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speak during a press conference  at the presidential villa in Abuja, on March 8, 2016.  AFP / PHILIP OJISUA

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speak during a press conference at the presidential villa in Abuja, on March 8, 2016.
AFP / PHILIP OJISUA

The Buhari Media Support Group on Monday condemned the violence that characterised the legislative re-run elections in Rivers on Saturday.

A statement signed by Muhammad Labbo and Cassidy Madueke, the group’s Chairman and Secretary, respectively, in Abuja, called on politicians to learn to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law.

According to the statement, the Federal Government should act swiftly to arrest the unfortunate situation to forestall total breakdown of law and order in the state.

The statement said: “Security agencies should rise up to the task and fish out those behind the recent killings in Rivers.

“They should prosecute them to serve as deterrent to those who are bent on throwing the state into anarchy.

“We appeal to all political parties and politicians in Rivers to conduct themselves and their activities within the ambit of the law.

“We also condemn the recent provocative statements by Gov. Nyesom Wike and advise him to desist from making further reckless statements,’’ the statement.

It said that the statements were capable of emboldening his party members and supporters to unleash violence on opposition supporters and innocent citizens of the state.

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria. Click here to read the full text on the original website.

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