Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, last weekend, urged people of the state not to be provoked by the evil elements in the society and engage in acts of revenge.
el-Rufai, who was speaking after the funeral of one of his coordinators, Mr. Markus Ishaya, killed last week by gunmen in Jema’a Local Government, said Kaduna people should follow the rule of law and press the institutions of law-enforcement to do their jobs.
The governor-elect insisted that evildoers should not be allowed to derail the civilised values of love and compassion towards all humans.
Mr. Ishaya was El-Rufai’s coordinator in Atuku Ward, where he played an active role in the success achieved by All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local government.
The governor-elect, who was represented by his deputy, Arc. Bala Barnabas Bantex said: “We received the news of Markus’s murder with pain, but we pray that the Almighty God will grant him eternal rest. Though, he was cut in his prime, he exhibited courage, fearlessness and commitment in the struggle for better Nigeria. He resisted injustice and stood firm even in the heat of the general election.
“Markus did his best to uphold democratic principles. He lived a short life but wrote his name in gold and died upholding the common good. What happened is evil and a desecration of human life. We will not relent in demanding justice, not minding how long it will take.”
The governor-elect who appealed for peace and calm, further said, “Markus lived a worthy life. We will not forget his sacrifice. Our hearty condolences to his immediate family, community and fellow party members.”