President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the police authorities to take “the strongest possible action” against the culprits already held in detention” for “heinous and senselessly” killing Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Christmas Day.
The president in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu made available to newsmen on Tuesday, expressed deep shock and sadness to learn of the brutal killing.
According to him, the incident is a stark reminder of the recurring menace of the mishandling of weapons and a wake-up call to law enforcement agencies.
This, he said, included the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), which should ensure the full implementation of reforms instituted by the administration on the subject of weapons handling as well as the protection of the rights of citizens.
“In this hour of grief, the nation stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and the NBA.
”I assure you that justice will be done in this case,” the president said.