Buhari orders Military to end killings in Plateau state
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killings taking place in the county’s Plateau state after news of the death of over 20 people in renewed reprisal attacks.
President Buhari described the killings as “madness” which need to stop as he ordered the military and other security agencies to put a stop to it immediately.
A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday said that President Buhari has ordered “the military and the police to bring the violence to an instant end and to draw up a plan to ensure that there were no further attacks and reprisal attacks by one group against the other’’.
The statement said Mr. Buhari wanted to bring sanctity to Nigeria and ensure that all Nigerians live together in peace and harmony.
On Friday the Plateau government imposed a curfew on Bassa where the attacks took place in order to curtail the attacks largely reprisal in nature and carried out by some herdsmen.
The News Agency of Nigerian reported that the Plateau Police Command, said that scores of people were killed in the attacks that started three weeks ago, with Ncha village recording 26 deaths in the first major attack.
Further attacks took place in Taegbe village where six people were killed and several others injured, while Miango Jebu took its turn last week, losing five youths to the assailants.