It is unlawful for anyone, group to take revenge – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on Ancha village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau, where 19 people were killed and many others injured.

The President said it was unlawful for anyone or group to take laws into their hands in the name of revenge or reprisal rather than follow due process.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said the disruption of peace in the state was disappointing.

He said, “It is unlawful of anyone or group to take the laws into their hands in the name of revenge or reprisals, rather than follow due process by allowing law enforcement agencies to fish out any such aggressors, who will be made to face justice.

“The various communities in the state have taken many steps, with the support of security agencies and mediators to pull the state back from the brink of anarchy and senseless killings warranted by attacks and counterattacks.’’

“It will be a painful loss to allow these unsavoury acts to return.

“I urge all our communities in the state and the other parts of the country to embrace peace and bring to a stop these painful and unnecessary killings,’’ he added.

He directed law enforcement agencies to apprehend the perpetrators of the Plateau killings and whoever their sponsors may be.

He prayed God to grant peace to the souls of the victims and comfort to the grieving families and community.

Recall that the commissioner of police in the state had said the attack was carried out to avenge the killing of a young Fulani cattle breeder.

 

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