Buhari reacts to fresh Katsina killings, tells security chiefs what to do


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday expressed shock over reports of killings in Katsina State.

The President directed Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in the state and bring a feedback.

Buhari said this in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

He also instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadan and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence.

The statement read in part: “The President, who has been briefed on the criminal and political intents of the attacks in Katsina and other parts of the North, described the carnage as senseless.

“He admonished that all those instigating violence in the North and other parts of the country will be exposed and made to face the wrath of the law.

“The President commiserated with the Governor and people of Katsina State over the losses.

“He prayed that Allah will comfort those who have lost loved ones.”

DAILY POST reported that bandits on Tuesday attacked three local government areas in Katsina state which led to death of over 30 persons.

Eighteen were reportedly killed in Yargamji in Batsari LGA, 5 killed in Mara Zamfarawa in Danmusa LGA and 11 killed in Sabon Layi village, Faskari LGA.





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