Bauchi State Government has condemned in strong terms last weekend’s killing of a security guard and the kidnap of 7 foreign nationals working for a construction company, Setraco Nig Ltd in Jamaare, Bauchi State by yet to be identified gun men.
In a press release issued by Ishola Michael Adeyemi, Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, the state government described the act which also included the burning down of a Police station and forceful attempt to enter the Prisons as outrageous, criminal and barbaric. We condemn the act in all its ramifications”, said the statement.
The State Government however assured that it will do all within its powers, in conjunction with the Federal security agencies in the state, to ensure the safe return of the kidnapped victims and the bringing of the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice in accordance with the relevant laws of the country.
It then called on the law abiding citizens and residents of the state to go about their activities without any fear of any molestations as the state government is committed to the protection of lives and properties of all law abiding citizens, and assured that the state is relatively peaceful, notwithstanding the security challenges being faced in the northern parts of the country.
The government further urged members of the public to furnish security agents with useful information that will lead to the arrest of bad eggs in society.