Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the relatives of the youth that were killed by an officer of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), who rammed into them.
The Boys’ Brigade from the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Bamusa in Barunde and from St Peter’s Anglican Church were in a procession to Sabon-Layi Area of Gombe metropolis, where they were expected to celebrate Easter on Monday, when a car crashed into them.
Buhari described the killing as “very unfortunate” and wished those injured speedy recovery.
A statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, read: “The President extends condolences to the families of the victims. Joining the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Gombe State chapter, and the state government in appealing for calm, President Buhari also decried the reckless driving as well as quick resort to self-help and mob action.
“We must always be mindful of the peaceful action of others while resisting the urge to take the laws into our hands notwithstanding the gravity of provocation.
“The President commends the leadership of the Police and the NSCDC for steps taken in bringing the situation under control, and promising investigations into the incident.”