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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  • Frank Bassey


  • wode

    When silence is no more golden…

  • George

    half dead man is callous. Very callous man Buhari is a pretender from the pit of hell.

  • Oracle

    After the belated investigation, you should command the wasted lives back to life.
    God us the judge of the intent and motive of every heart.

  • JJ

    Who could easily guess why the president is now talking. Hopefully, PMB is talking as a Nigeria president and not as Fulani president because it’s so much seems so.

    • Tunji Olarewaju


  • ayomi

    Buhari said what?

  • futajalon

    Two things don’t make sense in Buhari’s comment: (1) On June 29th 1966 he along with Danjuma, Babangida, Murtala, Akahan pulled the triggers that killed Ironsi and Fajuyi. So, human life was not yet sacred at that time? (2) “Man is the glory of God’s creation”. Is he quoting from the Bible?

  • tunde008

    Mr.president sir,you are the cause of the whole bloodshed in the country.Innocent lives have been lost due to your non commitment to the protection of life and property of Nigerians.You left your people to suffer for 52days while you went on medical holiday.As a patriot you should bear what the least person is bearing in Nigeria.If you can not use our hospital and can not go to Obudu ranch for your vacation,what do you think ordinary poor Nigerian is going through.You have unleashed your kinsman on Nigerians terrorizing everybody as the DSS chairman.I am really disappointed in your leadership sir.I sincerely believe you have bad advisers or you sanction all the bloodshed in the country.