President Buhari Condemns Plateau Attack, Orders Immediate Arrest Of Perpetrators
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, condemned the massacre of 27 people in Nkiedonwhro village, Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau State.
The deceased were reportedly murdered by gunmen suspected to be cattle herders.
President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said that he received with deep sadness and regret, news of the killings which have been described as a reprisal perpetrated by suspected herdsmen.
“This madness has gone too far,” Buhari said.
Shehu said the president instructed the military and the police to not only bring the violence to an instant end, but to draw up a plan to ensure that there are no further attacks and reprisals by one group against the other.
“President Buhari is devoted to the sanctity of Nigeria’s unity and he encourages Nigerians of all groups to learn to live together in peace and harmony,” Shehu said.
The president’s spokesman added that the president commiserated with the governor and people of Plateau State, and with those who lost their loved ones, friends and family.
“May God comfort them as only He can,” Buhari was quoted to have said.