President Muhammadu Buhari has criticised the unexpected attack on Monday night in three communities in Íshíelu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said Buhari has ordered law enforcement agencies to investigate and capture the perpetrators. The statement further quoted the President as saying that the perpetrators of the “heinous attack” should not be spared.
According to him, “I strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack on an outstanding Nigerian, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.
“Our prayers are with him and the families of the security operatives who lost their lives trying to defend innocent citizens assembled for a peaceful meeting.
“We will continue to empower the police and the armed forces in their brave struggle against terrorism, banditry and kidnapping.”