Arrest killers of British aid worker, Nigerian partner, Atiku tells FG

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged the Federal Government to arrest and punish those culpable in the killing of a British aid worker, her Nigerian partner and the kidnap of three others.

The Briton, Faye Mooney, and her Nigerian partner, Mathew Oguche, were murdered last Friday when they visited a recreational resort, Kajuru Castle, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Kajuru has in recent times been beset by killings and kidnappings.

In a statement on Monday, Atiku also urged the British government not to see the killing as a reflection of Nigeria’s image.

“I want the government and people of the United Kingdom to know that these atrocious actions do not reflect Nigeria’s national character.

“I condemn the killing of British aid worker, Faye Mooney, and her Nigerian partner, Mathew Oguche two days ago in Kaduna State. Several other Nigerians were kidnapped during the episode.

“These killings must end or Nigeria will lose desperately needed friends, partners and investors.

“Not only do I condemn this recent killing, but I make an urgent call for the federal and state authorities to track down the culprits and make them pay for their crimes.

“The time for empty rhetoric is long gone. Now is the time for urgent national action to stem insecurity. Nigeria must once again become synonymous with peace, progress and prosperity. This can only happen when crime and punishment are a natural cause and effect.

“As long as there is impunity, our nation will lack unity and security. Impunity must end and must end in earnest. These crimes continue to reoccur because previous killings have not been met with justice,” Atiku said.