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Buhari condemns Zamfara killings, directs arrest of perpetrators


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo: Reuters

President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned Thursday’s massacre of innocent persons in Birane village, Zurmi Local Council of Zamfara State.He has also directed the Minister of Defence, Brigadier-General Mansur Dan Ali (rtd) to proceed immediately to the state for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation and report to him.

The President also ordered security agencies to immediately mobilise and deploy their officers to the vulnerable areas of the state and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.

In a statement signed yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari commiserated with families of victims of the heinous and inhuman attacks on defenceless citizens, which left many injured.

Buhari assured the Zamfara State government, victims of the mayhem and residents in the state, that the Federal Government would continue do all it takes to support security agencies to secure lives and property, not only in the affected state but all parts of the country.

He restated his administration’s determination to end the spate of senseless killings in parts of the country, and called for restraint to allow the nation’s security apparatuses to stem the undesirable trend.The President prayed that Almighty God receives the souls of the departed and comfort their families.

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