Buhari cautions against reprisal attacks in Rivers, Kaduna

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking
President Muhammadu Buhari talking

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed against reprisal attacks in Rivers and Kaduna states, following the recent killings in both states.

About 17 people were reportedly killed by unknown gunmen on Monday in Omoku, a community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) Local Government Area of the state.

The victims were returning from the church where they went to usher in the New Year.

In Kaduna, a traditional ruler, the Etum Numana, Gambo Makama, and his wife were killed by unknown gunmen in Sanga Local Government Area of the State on the eve of the New Year.

Mr. Buhari, on Tuesday, expressed shock and outrage at the killings in both states.

The president, in a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, described the killings as “reprehensible and unacceptable” and directed the law enforcement agencies to intensify efforts and bring the perpetrators to justice.

“I have always maintained that nothing justifies the taking of the life of an innocent person,” the president said. “People in our communities must learn to live peacefully.”

He appealed to the communities affected not to carry out reprisal attacks, but allow the security agencies to carry out comprehensive investigations to properly punish the culprits.

He commiserated with the victims’ families and also wished the injured, recovery.


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  • Otile

    If the killers are Fulanis the security forces cannot do anything to them. In short Imam Mohamed Buhari is warning that nobody should carry out reprisal attacks on his Fulani people, just the same thing his tribesman Sultan is shouting. Buhari, we hear thee.

    • Frankly Speaking

      It is clear that Fulani herdsmen are the killers. Since Bokohari heard that Governor Wike has announced N200m for any information about the killers he has been greatly disturbed.

      • dpfrank


    • dpfrank

      Stop lying and deceiving yourself

  • Domingos

    Yeye Fowl! Why don’t you fly the injured to London to receive better treatment? Are they not human beings too? Wishing them recovery is not enough. At least quick recovery would have been better and certainly recovery at a London hospital certainly the best. It has no other name, it is called MUMUDITY.

    • dpfrank

      Hypocrite, what did you say when BH killed people in the north during Jonathan era, that instead of him going to at least see them he went to dance skelewu?