Killings: El-Rufai Appeals For Calm Among Supporters

Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has asked members and supporters of the All Progressives Congress in the state to remain steadfast and refused to be provoked by common enemies.

El-Rufai spoke at the funeral of his slained Campaign Coordinator, Markus Ishaya.

Ishaya was killed by gunmen at his Atuku Kasa area of Jema’am Local Government Area of the state last week.

He was a local coordinator of the governor-elect at the Atuku Ward during the campaign.

The Police had confirmed the incident, adding that investigation had commenced.

The Governor-elect, who was quoted by his spokesman, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, to have  spoken through his Deputy, Bala Barnabas, shortly after the funeral of the slain coordinator on Saturday.

El-Rufai noted that rather than seeking to revenge the killing of Ishaya, the relevant law enforcement agencies must be allowed to perform their statutory roles.

He cautioned his teeming supporters and the people of the state not to allow those he described as “evil doers” to rob them of the opportunity of living together in peace and harmony in the state.

According to the statement, El-Rufai appealed  for peace and calm among the people of the area in particular and the state in general.

The statement read in part, “We received the news of Markus’ murder with pain but we pray that the Almighty God will grant him eternal rest.

“Though he was cut in his prime, he exhibited courage, fearlessness and commitment in the struggle for a better Nigeria. He resisted injustice and stood firm even in the heat of the general elections.

“Markus did his best to uphold democratic principles. He lived a short life but wrote his name in gold and died upholding the common good.

“What happened is evil and a desecration of human life. We will not relent in demanding justice, not minding how long it will take.”

Credit – Punch Ng

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