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Buhari Condemns Police Killing Of Bolanle Raheem in Lagos

He assured justice will be done and directed the police to take immediate steps against culprits.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the “heinous and senseless” killing of a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Omobolanle Raheem, shot in Lagos by on-duty policemen on Christmas Day 

The President on Monday night said he was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal killing and directed the police authorities to take “the strongest possible action” against the culprits already held in detention.

President Buhari, according to a release issued on Tuesday by his spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, described the unfortunate incident as a stark reminder of the recurring menace of the mishandling of weapons and a wakeup call to law enforcement agencies, including the Police to 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 that justice will be done in this case,” the President said.

Deji Elumoye in Abuja