Following insinuations that the federal government was behind Kano mosque attack, President, Goodluck Jonathan has exonerated his government from the dangerous rumour, saying “what happened in Kano is beyond politics and our government is committed to protecting the life and property of innocent Nigerians.
President Jonathan, represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo, who led the federal government delegation, stated this while on a condolence visit to Kano emir, Muhammad Sanusi II, at his palace yesterday.
“Myself, Mr Vice President, Inspector-General of Police Sulaiman Abba of Jigawa State, National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki of Sokoto State and Defence Minister Aliyu Muhammad Gusau of Zamfara, are all of northern region and are Muslims.
“We cannot in our position allow any Nigerian of our religious affiliation or other religion to be treated badly or killed”, Namadi said.
According to him, they were in Kano on behalf of Mr President to condole with Kano emirate, Kano government and people of Kano over the unfortunate incidence at the most historic mosque in the city of Kano.
He described Boko Haram as the most unfortunate sect who killed and injured people without recourse to humanity, urging all Nigerians to stand united against them and support security implementing agencies in ending the insurgency.
In his response Kano Emir, Muhammad Sanusi II, called on the federal government to fish out the perpetrators by investigating and making sure they are punished at the end of the day.
Emir Sanusi said the people of Kano have faith in whatever calamity God has impacted on them, saying he has since been calling on the people not to take rumours seriously but to complement the efforts of the security agencies.
“Our belief is that a situation like Kano mosque attack requires thorough investigation – why it happened? Who are responsible? And how to protect future occurrence?” he said. .
He described the affected persons as his children and relatives and friends who were only in the mosque to pray.
Culled from: http://leadership.ng/news/392509/fg-behind-kano-mosque-attack-sambo