The Southern Senators Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to be alive to his responsibility to protect lives and property in Nigeria in the wake of Ahmed Gulak’s murder, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.
On Monday, the senators tasked the police and the army to fish out the killers and other criminals ravaging the country.
The forum’s chairman and senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Opeyemi Bamidele, said this in a condolence message titled ‘Stop The Drift to Anarchy.’
The senators said, “We receive the sudden demise of our brother and friend, Ahmed Gulak, by unknown gunmen with Schick and heavy hearts.
“This was more of a national calamity, taking cognizance of the de-tribalistic nature of the deceased, who believed in building bridges across ethnic lines by his interactions and association.”
Suggesting that Mr. Buhari has not been alive to his responsibility of protecting lives and property, the senators added, “We condemn a situation whereby Nigerians are no longer safe in virtually every part of our country in totality.
“The kernel for the existence of any government is to guarantee the safety of lives and property of the citizens, and the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari must be alive to this bidding.”
The senators also noted that as enshrined in the “statute book, we believe every Nigerian carrying out legitimate businesses in any part of the country should undertake such with the guarantee of safety, and Nigeria shouldn’t fail in this regard.”
According to the southern senators, the perpetrators of “this heinous crime” have again brought Nigeria to a “calamitous situation” and should be nabbed.
“The 51 senators from the Southern part of the country expressed our heartfelt condolences to Ahmed Gulak’s friends, family, confidants, people, and government of Adamawa State and the entire Nigerians on the death of this notable politician.
“Although the situation surrounding his death was callous and painful, they should take it with what the holy book established that Allah gives and takes,” said the statement.