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President Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the rise in incidents of ritual killings, hate crimes and killing of law enforcement officers, saying these were aberrations.

Buhari’s condemnation followed the latest incidents reported in Enugu, Imo, Abia, Zamfara and Ogun States.

In a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari expressed sympathy to families of the victims.

He urged law enforcement agencies, state governments, local authorities, community and religious leaders to take all lawful actions to prevent further occurrence of such incidents.

He also charged the security agencies to put in place measures against such primitive acts including hate crimes and acts of terror.

Before departing for Brussels on Feb. 15, the president had hosted Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo.

Uzodinma had briefed the president on socio-economic developments and security situation in his state.

The governor informed the president of the electricity potential in Nworie River in the state, and the Nigerian leader had also given the approval for the commencement of conceptual designs for the power generating project.

‘“The president welcomed the idea of using the Nworie River in Imo State to generate and boost electricity supply in the state,” he said.

Also on Feb. 15, the president also met behind closed door with Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Bello noted that Kogi had been enjoying relative peace and stability in recent times due to new security measures introduced in the state.

The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo also presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Feb. 16.

The Council approved the National Policy on the Government, Second Level Domain, aimed at safeguarding official communications using government top-level domain of “dot government dot ng’’.

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