President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered security agencies to do “everything possible” to arrest those behind the killings of residents of Benue State.
Buhari gave the order while commiserating with the State Governor, Samuel Ortom “over the reported killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state in the New Year.”
The president’s order was contained in a statement signed and sent by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
While expressing immense sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on “even innocent children,” the President assured the governor and people of the state that, “relevant security agencies have been directed to do everything possible to arrest those behind the regrettable incidents and avert further attacks.”
“This is one attack too many, and everything must be done to provide security for the people in our rural communities,” the statement quoted Buhari as saying.
Recall that the State Governor, Samuel Ortom had confirmed that at least 20 people were killed after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked communities in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state between Monday and Tuesday, last week.