President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps member with a private broadcast station, Channels Television, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar, of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
They both died during the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN in Abuja on Monday.
The President also condoles with the management and staff of the Television Station and police leadership over the loss, urging them to remain steadfast and committed to their professional callings.
He described Owolabi and Umar as “law-abiding, hardworking and vibrant Nigerians with a promising future.
President Buhari had directed security and law enforcement agencies to safeguard the nation against such mindless attacks.
The President reassures residents of Abuja in particular and the country in general to go about their lawful activities without fear.
He said that perpetrators of the mayhem would not go unpunished and that no government can tolerate unceasing affront to constituted authority.
According to the President, “Let nobody or group doubt or test our will to act in the higher interest of majority of our citizens.”
He prays God Almighty to grant rest to the souls of the departed and speedy recovery to the injured.