A clash between the Shiite and the police on Monday, July 22, had led to the death of a youth corps member, Precious Owolabi, and a deputy commissioner of police, Usman Umar.
President Buhari has warned members of Shiite against further protests across the country.
The president, however, said the perpetrators of the killings would not go unpunished President Muhammadu has warned the Shiites members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to stop the protest attack
in a statement issued on Wednesday, July 23, said that Buhari reassured residents of Abuja in particular and the country, in general, to go about their lawful activities without fear.
The president said the perpetrators of the mayhem would not go unpunished, stressing that no government could tolerate the unceasing affront to constituted authority.
“Sequel to his directive to the leadership of security and law enforcement agencies to safeguard the nation against such mindless attacks, the President reassures residents of Abuja in particular and the country, in general, to go about their lawful activities without fear.
Let nobody or group doubt or test our will to act in the higher interest of the majority of our citizens.”
He described Owolabi and Umar as law-abiding, hardworking and vibrant Nigerians with a promising future.