The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has not slowed down in his show of concern towards Mr Francis Emmanuel, the Christian man who was stabbed by some over-zealous youths in Kaduna as he presented him with money.
On behalf of the state Governor, his spokesman, Mr. Samuel Aruwan presented an undisclosed token to the victim which according to him, would be for his immediate family needs, being the bread winner of the family. The money was given to Francis’ brother, Paul Emmanuel Olopko. Mr. Samuel said:
“I am here on behalf of His Excellency, the governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai and the government over the unfortunate attack on Mr Emmanuel Francis.”
“Government is deeply concerned about it and presently collaborating with the security agencies in trailing those responsible and to bring them to book as directed by the governor.
“The Governor delegated me to present to your family a financial assistance in view of Emmanuel’s situation and the trauma it caused your family. The Kaduna State Government commends your family for not just your patience and zest for peace in our state but the country at large. We are earnestly praying for his recovery and working assiduously for peace and harmony in the state.
“I also want to reaffirm the Kaduna State Government’s commitment to the security of lives and properties of all citizens. Our doors are wide open for engagement with the citizens on whose behalf government is holding trust for.”
“Citizens should alert security agencies of any breach instead of taking laws into their hands, government and security agencies would not spare any one found wanting”.
The victim, Mr Francis Emmanuel, was reported to have been attacked on Wednesday, June 8, by some youths in Kaduna because he was eating during the ramadan fasting hours. Governor El-Rufai had paid the victim a visit at St. Gerald Hospital where he was being treated and vowed that the perpetrators must face justice.