President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 11 folks in Gwer West Native Authorities of Benue State and the reprisals on harmless folks by mobs that blocked roads to unleash terror and violence.
“I completely condemn this newest unprovoked violence and counter-attacks on harmless those who had nothing to do with the reason for the violence,” the President mentioned in a press release signed by Garba Shehu and made out there to newsmen on Tuesday.
President Buhari additionally deplored the killing of harmless folks in Anambra State by mobs, saying that “in each circumstances harmless folks have been killed by way of no fault of theirs.”
“Violence on harmless folks by anyone and any group is unacceptable and indefensible.
“Hate and bigotry have eaten so deeply and violates the sanctity of life. If we permit this tradition of violence to go unchecked, such mobs would destroy legislation and order,” he says.
The President urged leaders of ethnic and non secular teams “to play their very own roles constructively in controlling their followers or members, so as to assist the federal government’s efforts for sustainable peace.”
President Buhari cautioned Nigerians in opposition to the “temptations of taking the legislation into their fingers within the identify of revenge as a result of there are not any winners within the cycle of violence, solely losers.”
The President sends his commiserations to the households of the bereaved and the governments and folks of Benue and Anambra States.
He additionally counseled the police and different legislation enforcement businesses for his or her immediate response in averting the escalation of the violence, urging them to place in each effort to apprehend perpetrators of the heinous assaults.
Buhari condemns killing of 11 folks in Benue