Buhari condemns fresh killings in Benue, says perpetrators will be held accountable

Buhari condemns fresk killings in Benue, says perpertrators will be held accountable

 

 

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent killings in Benue State.

The President also condoled with the people of the North-Central State on the killings.

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Gunmen had attacked Gbeji community in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State on Wednesday killing at least 23 persons including a police officer.

In a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President said no one should attack anyone because of their way of life. He said politics must be set aside to bridge divisions in the interests of all citizens.

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According to the Commander-in-Chief, it was unacceptable for lives to be taken by herdsmen and farmers alike.

When tragedies like these occur, the President said, Nigerians must remember first and foremost that they are all equal citizens of the country.

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President Buhari equally warned that his administration would hold those that took innocent lives to account.

Hundreds of people had been killed during clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state in the last four years.

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