Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of two herders by a mob in Birnin Gwari Local government.
In a statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan says the mob forcefully seized the two herders from security personnel on unsubstantiated claims that they were linked with banditry.
The statement says the mob then lynched and burnt the herders, even though they had not been found complicit of the allegations.
Governor El-Rufai He re-iterated the place of lawful methods as the only acceptable option in confronting any suspicions of criminality.
He appealed to the families of the victims to remain calm, and directed security agencies to conduct thorough investigations towards fishing out the perpetrators.
The Governor has also directed the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs to liaise with the military, police and DSS to contact the victims’ families for further engagements toward averting counter-attacks.
Malam Nasiru Elrufai cautioned against further actions of self-help, and warned against dangerous stereotyping, labeling and similar lawless dispositions capable of stirring up violence.