Buhari condemns killings in Benue, other states

Buhari condemns killings in Benue, other states
March 21 22:15 2017

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

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President condemned the attack and directed security agencies to begin immediate investigation with a view to bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.

While sympathising with those who lost loved ones, the President also prayed that Almighty God would comfort the grieving families and grant the souls of the victims eternal rest.

The President also condemned the wanton killings in other parts of the country and challenged security and 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,” the statement quoted the President as saying.

He also 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.