President Muhammadu Buhari has said the killing of Nigerians in Plateau State has gone too far.
- Suspected herdsmen had killed 6 people in a village in the state, despite curfew.
- More than 20 people were also killed on Monday in the same local government as the first attack.
What Buhari said:
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists.
- The madness has gone too far.
- He has instructed the police and Army to stop the attacks.
“President Buhari believes that this madness has gone too far. He has instructed the military and the police to not only bring the violence to an instant end, but to draw up a plan to ensure that there are no further attacks and reprisal attacks by one group against the other.
“President Buhari is devoted to the sanctity of Nigeria’s unity, and he encourages Nigerians of all groups to learn to live together in peace and harmony.
“He commiserates with the governor and people of Plateau State, and with those who lost their loved ones, friends and family: May God comfort them as only He can.”