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El-Rufai condemns lynching of herders in Birnin Gwari

Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufa’i has condemned the killing of two herders by mob in Birnin Gwari Local government.

A statement by the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan says
the mob forcefully seized the two herders from security personnel on unsubstantiated claims that they were linked with banditry.

The statement says the mob then lynched and burnt the herders, even though they had not been found guilty of the allegations.

Governor El-Rufai appealed to the families of the victims to remain calm while security agencies will conduct thorough investigations towards fishing out the perpetrators.

The Governor has also directed the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs to liaise with the military, police and DSS to contact the victims’ families for further engagements toward averting counter-attacks.

Elrufai cautioned residents against self-help and warned against dangerous stereotyping, labelling and similar lawless dispositions capable of causing violence.

Editing by Abdullahi Lamino