President Buhari Orders Military, Police to End Violence In Plateau State


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military and the police to bring the violence in Plateau state to an instant end.

More than 20 people were killed in an early Monday morning attack on Nkyie Dongwro village in Miango district of Bassa area in the state.

The attack was the second in less than 24 hours after six people were killed in a late-night attack on Ta’agbe village, also in Miango.

Angered by the attacks, president Buhari on Monday said the “madness”in the North-central state had gone too far.

A statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has received with deep sadness and regret, news of the recent killings of at least 20 people in Plateau State, during what has been described as a reprisal attack by some herdsmen.

“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.”

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