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It’s unlawful to take laws into your hands – Buhari warns plateau attackers

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the senseless killing of persons, especially women and children in a night attack on Ancha village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

President Buhari
President Buhari

Buhari, in a statement Saturday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu; expressed disappointment at the disruption of peace and normalcy that have reasonably taken root in the state.

The president urged stakeholders in the state not to allow this violent incident to destroy the progress made so far.

He reiterated his administration’s determination to protect the lives and property of all citizens wherever they reside.

He directed law enforcement agencies to apprehend the perpetrators of the Plateau killings and whoever their sponsors might be.

Buhari said: “It is unlawful of anyone or group to take the laws into their hands in the name of revenge or reprisals, rather than follow due process by allowing law enforcement agencies to fish out any such aggressors who will be made to face justice.

“The various communities in the state have taken many steps, with the support of security agencies and mediators to pull the state back from the brink of anarchy and senseless killings warranted by attacks and counter-attacks.

“It will be a painful loss to allow these unsavoury acts to return. I urge all our communities in the state and the other parts of the country to embrace peace and bring to a stop these painful and unnecessary killings.”

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