Buhari condemns killings in Benue, other parts of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Benue State on the recent attack on a market in Zaki Biam by gunmen which resulted in the loss of lives.

The president, in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday condemned the “wicked attack” and directed security agencies to “begin immediate investigation with a view to bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.”

Mr. Buhari, while sympathising with those who lost loved ones, also prayed that Almighty God will comfort the grieving families and grant the souls of the victims eternal rest.

The president also condemned the killings in other parts of the country and challenged law enforcement agencies to rise to the occasion and end “this blight on the image of the country.”

“We must condemn inhuman and unnecessary shedding of human blood all over the country. We seem to have lost value for human life, which is sacred. Man is the glory of God’s creation and nobody has the right to unjustly and unlawfully take another person’s life in a reckless manner,” Mr. Buhari said.

He enjoined all citizens to learn to live together in peace and brotherhood and not allow little misunderstandings to degenerate into heartless acts capable of straining the bonds of nationhood.

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