Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has condemned the mob attack on Ahmad Usman which culminated in his death on Saturday. Usman was accused of blasphemy, which led to a mob killing and setting him ablaze.
The minister reiterated that no one had the right to take the laws into their hands, no matter the circumstances or perceived level of provocation.
In a statement signed by Anthony Ogunleye, chief press secretary, FCTA, Bello said that the FCT administration will not tolerate any form of mob attacks on any resident of the territory or the breakdown of law and order.
He called on the security agencies to ensure that all those who participated in this heinous act are apprehended and prosecuted.
The minister further said that residents were founded on the premise of national unity, peace, and love for country and fellow countrymen and that the action of the mob at Lugbe negates all of these principles and will not be tolerated.
He assured residents of their safety at all times and urged them to go about their lawful affairs without fear of molestation.
Bello called for their cooperation in securing their communities by reporting to the security agencies whenever suspicious persons or actions are identified.