President Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the rise in ritual killings and deadly attacks against on-duty policemen and ethnic minorities.
Buhari’s concerns followed the latest incidents reported in Enugu, Imo, Abia, Zamfara, and Ogun states.
The president frowned at the incidents of ritual killings, hate crimes and killing of law enforcement officers, saying these were aberrations.
In a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari expressed sympathy to the families of the victims.
He urged law enforcement agencies, state governments, local authorities, community, and religious leaders to take all lawful actions to prevent further occurrence of such incidents.
He also charged the security agencies to put in place measures against such primitive acts, including hate crimes and acts of terror.
Before departing for Brussels on February 15, the president had hosted the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Uzodinma had briefed the president on socio-economic developments and the security situation in his state.
The governor informed the president of the electricity generation potential in Nworie River in the state, and the Nigerian leader had also given approval for the commencement of conceptual designs for the power generating project.
“The president welcomed the idea of using the Nworie River in Imo State to generate and boost electricity supply in the state,” he said.