Insecurity: President Buhari frowns at reprisal attacks

By Timothy Choji Abuja 

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest round of attacks on farmers by bandits in Dankar and Tsanwa villages in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State. He said killing people as an act of revenge is not acceptable.

The President disclosed this in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Sunday while reacting to the incident in which bandits razed many homesteads with many people killed at the weekend.

“No one in the country has a right to take laws into his hands by the way of self-help or revenge. Local communities that catch bandits should hand over the suspects to law enforcement authorities instead of meting out capital punishment, leading to a cycle of revenge and counter revenge.” The President said.

President Buhari urged community leaders and local authorities to continue in their partnership with law enforcement agencies to ensure the surrender of bandits and engender peace between farmers and herders.

“The authorities must be allowed to investigate and deal with any breach that occurs. There is no place for violence in a decent society.” The President said.

President Buhari prayed that God will comfort families that have lost loved ones in the attacks and repose the souls of the victims.


Zainab Sa’id