Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi has condemned the murder of a woman in the Tafawa Balewa local government area and ordered an investigation into the killing.
This is contained in a statement signed by Ibrahim Kashim, Secretary to the State Government, on Tuesday in Bauchi.
“It is disheartening that our achievements in security are being threatened by the forces of darkness,” explained Mr Kashim. “Government will continue to work with relevant security agencies towards providing sustainable peace in the state.”
However, Mr Kashim, who did not give details regarding the murdered woman and the incident, disclosed security operatives had arrested a few people connected to the murder.
He described the killing as a “dastardly act,” coming at a time when the state government was working to consolidate on the successes recorded in securing lives and property.
While calling on the people to remain calm and resist the temptation to take the law into their own hands, Mr Kashim urged them to cooperate with security agencies by providing credible information to assist in arresting the culprits.
“No stone will be left unturned in unearthing, arresting, and dealing with the culprits decisively in accordance with the law,” he asserted. “The government will continue to discharge its responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.