Reverend Daniel Umaru and his family
Gov Umari Finitri of Adamawa state has reacted to the gruesome attack on the home of Reverend Daniel Umaru of EYN Church Njairi in Mubi Local Government Area of the state.
TORI reported that the gunmen shot the pastor, killed his sons, Kefrey Daniel,19, and Fanye Daniel (Junior) 23, and kidnapped his 13-year-old daughter.
Governor Fintiri in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, described the attack as shocking and barbaric.
"The State Government condemns in the strongest terms the despicable attack on this innocent family; the perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice, and we have offered our full support to the Security Agencies to do so," Fintiri said, adding that government would continue to confront crime in all its forms, including "the threat posed by kidnappers."
While also offering his "deepest condolences" to the victims' families and loved ones, including the Church of The Brethren (EYN) Governor Fintiri directed security agencies to scale up intelligence and fish out the criminals, adding that "They must be brought to justice for crimes against humanity."
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the attack, in a statement on Thursday, July 7, said the police commissioner, SK Akanded had deployed personnel to rescue the abducted daughter.
He noted that the command had also made available a huge financial reward for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits.
"On the strength of that, the CP assured that the attackers of Rev. Daniel Umaru and his family members will be trace and brought to face the full wrath of the law." the PPRO added.