Buhari condemns Zamfara Killings, vows to bring perpetrators to book

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday condemned recent killings in Zamfara State in the Northern part of the country, declaring that his administration would leave no stone unturned to unmask perpetrators of the deadly act.

Recall that gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers on Wednesday sacked the Birane villa in Zurmi Local Government Area, Zamfara, leaving 18 people death in the process, according to police sources.

But speaking on his personal Twitter handle @MBuhari, the President commiserated with families of those who were killed during the incidence, reiterating his commitment towards ending the various cases of killings across the country.

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“The perpetrators of all of these senseless attacks on innocent and defenceless Nigerians, in all parts of the country, will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” Buhari tweeted.

He added: “We must and will bring the spilling of innocent blood to an end.”

Crispng recalls that the Buhari-led administration promised Nigerians to end the security challenges rocking the country consequent upon his victory at the 2015 general elections during which he ousted the then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

He identified security, revamping of the economy and fight against corruption as the three cardinal points of his government.

But since he assumed office, the country has witnessed strings of killings in various parts of the country.

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It would be recalled that about 17 people Seventeen people, mainly Christian worshippers who were shot dead in Omoku, Rivers State, on New Year Day, while returning from a church service.

In the same vein, not less than 73 people were killed in Benue State in January also when herdsmen invaded five villages in Guma and Logo local governments of the state.

The various killings in the country have been caused by the activities of the deadly Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, continued clashes between herdsmen and farmers as well as cult-related activities.

Shortly after the incident, Buhari had ordered the country’s Defence Minister, to carry out a spontaneous assessment on the situation of things in the state, and revert back immediately to him, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

The statement disclosed that the President has also ordered security agencies to “immediately mobilise and deploy their members to the vulnerable areas of the state, and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to face the full wrath of the law”.

 

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