Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has condemned the killing of two herdsmen by mob in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
According to PUNCH, The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the mob forcefully seized two herders allegedly linked to banditry and killed them.
“The mob then lynched and burnt the herders, even though they had not been found complicit in the allegations,” he said.
The governor, he said, strongly expressed concern over the extra-judicial killing of the herders.
While appealing to families of the victims to remain calm, the governor directed security operatives to embark on a thorough investigation of the matter.
The Commissioner said, “The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of two herders by a mob in Birnin Gwari, LGA.
“Security agencies reported that the mob forcefully seized the two herders from security personnel, on unsubstantiated claims that they were linked with banditry. The mob then lynched and burnt the herders, even though they had not been found complicit in the allegations.