Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s president-elect, has condemned the killing of two police officers by armed men on Sunday.
The assailants stormed a police station in Maru LGA of the state, killing its divisional police officer (DPO) Kazeem Raheem, and Rabi’u Umar, a police inspector.
Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, an aide of Tinubu, quoted his principal as saying efforts should be made to “defeat these killers”.
“As a country, we have to come together to defeat these merchants of death and terror once and for all,” Tinubu said.
“Mindless killings and atrocities like this should have no place in our country.”
He said there should be an investigation into the murder of the district head of Maigari in Kano state, who was the father of Munir Dahiru Maigari, Rimin Gado LGA chairman.
Tinubu equally condoled with Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi, who lost his mother to death, and the late Sani Abacha family over the death of Abdulai, a son of the former Nigerian military ruler.
He said, “It is touching to part with a loved one, no matter the circumstances and age,” he said.
“We cannot question the will of Allah but we can only pray that Almighty Allah grants them eternal rest and give us the fortitude to bear their demise.”