Governor Nasir El-Rufai has expressed purported displeasure over the attack of Shiite muslims during a Shi’a rally on Wednesday 12 October by hoodlums whom some sections of media belive to be working for the Kaduna State governor.
A Shi’a mosque was burnt in the Tudun Wada are of Kaduna while several Shiites killed after many others were brutalized by irate youths.
According to the statement released by the Kaduna State government on Thursday:
“The government condemns in strong terms this unfortunate situation and commiserates with the affected citizens and their families, and others that lost their properties and valuables.
“The government therefore wishes to categorically warn citizens against mob action. No one will be allowed to conduct themselves in an arbitrary manner. Impunity has no place in this state.
“There are designated agencies vested with the duty of law enforcement, and citizens cannot usurp their roles; rather it is the duty of all citizens to report infractions of the law and help to prevent or detect crime. There can be no recourse to self-help.
“Only constituted authority and security agencies have the statutory right and the constitutional mandate to enforce compliance to the law.
“Every resident of Kaduna State has the right to the constitutional freedoms outlinedin Sections 38 and 40.”