The Kaduna state governor warned the residents of Tudun Wada, Kaduna, to desist from mob actions while saying those responsible for the death of four people will be brought to book.
The death of the four people during the attack on the Shiite members is coming after the Kaduna State government outlawed the activities of group in the state and ordered the arrest of its spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa.
In a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the governor’s spokesperson, El-Rufai said that security agencies had been directed to vigorously uphold law and order in the state.
He said further, “The Government condemns in strong terms this unfortunate situation and commiserates with the affected citizens and their families, and others that lost their properties and valuables.
“There are designated agencies vested with the duty of law enforcement, and citizens cannot usurp their roles; rather it is the duty of all citizens to report infractions of the law and help to prevent or detect crime. There can be no recourse to self-help.
“Only constituted authority and security agencies have the statutory right and the constitutional mandate to enforce compliance to the law. Every resident of Kaduna State has the right to the constitutional freedoms outlined in Sections 38 and 40,” the statement reads.
Four members of the Shiite sect were reportedly killed in the Tudun Wada area of Kaduna South Local Government Area when angry youth attacked the sect, and torched the residence of its leader.