- Buhari promises stability and peace to Nigerians.
- Orders security chiefs to investigate the incident.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his government will restore peace and stability in the country.
The President stated this on Wednesday after receiving the report of the shock killings in his home state, Katsina.
Katsina has witnessed many killings occasioned by armed bandits. On Tuesday, locals protested at the Katsina state Government House, carrying corpses of some of those killed by the bandits
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said president Buhari ordered the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in the state and bring feedback.
“President Buhari, specifically, instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadhan, and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence.
“The President, who has been briefed on the criminal and political intents of the attacks in Katsina and other parts of the North, described the carnage as senseless.
“President Buhari admonished that all those instigating violence in the North and other parts of the country will be exposed and made to face the wrath of the law,” he said.
The President, who summoned Governor Bello Masari over killings by armed bandits in the state to Abuja on Wednesday evening commiserated with the Governor and people of Katsina State over the losses. He prayed that Allah will comfort those who have lost loved ones.
Speaking to journalists on the outcome of the meeting, Masari said the security situation is very bad and certainly it is going to affect farming activities in those local government areas.
“In fact, the level of attack is frightening because clearly, we are seeing signs that the bandits are more than cattle rustlers. These bandits are more organized, well prepared and heavily armed.
“They know where and how to strike. This is what I briefed Mr. President and he has promised to take very urgent action to calm the menace of banditry.”