Ex-Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has condemned the killing of a British aid worker, Miss Faye Mooney and her Nigerian partner, Matthew Oguche by gunmen in Kajuru, Kaduna state last Friday.
Stating that “Nobody’s life is worth taking to advance a religious, political or criminal cause,” he stated that,” I want the government and people of the United Kingdom to know that these atrocious actions do not reflect Nigeria’s national character.”
“These killings must end or Nigeria will lose desperately needed friends, partners and investors. Not only do I condemn this recent killing, but I make an urgent call for the federal and state authorities to track down the culprits and make them pay for their crimes. The time for empty rhetoric is long gone. Now is the time for urgent national action to stem insecurity,” he said in a statement.
He called for the arrest and prosecution of the culprits to serve as a deterrent and ensure peace, progress and prosperity in the country. “This can only happen when crime and punishment are a natural cause and effect.
As long as there is impunity, our nation will lack unity and security. Impunity must end and must end in earnest. These crimes continue to reoccur because previous killings have not been met with justice.”