SAN FRANCISCO, February 07, (THEWILL) –
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that the government would no longer tolerate the attacks by suspected herdsmen and other bandits insisting that the government was working hard to instill peace and stability and enjoined Nigerians to resist the temptation of engaging in reprisals.
Buhari made this known in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa state, during his visit to commission some projects in the state which has been witnessing social unrest occasioned by farmers/herdsmen clashes resulting in killings of innocent citizens.
The president was received by the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura; Plateau State governor, Mr. Simon Lalong; and Deputy Governor of Benue state and other dignitaries.
Speaking at the inauguration of Comprehensive Special School, Lafia, the President sympathised with victims of reported attacks and urged them not to engage in reprisals.
“I also want to assure the people of the north central and indeed all Nigerians that the federal government is working day night to ensure peace and stability returns.
“We have deployed additional resources to all the affected areas to maintain law and order.
“I appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from reprisal attacks. The security agencies have standing order to arrest and prosecute any and all persons found with illegal arms
“I will once again express my condolences and sympathy to all the affected victims of these barbaric acts,” he said.