The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has condemned the recent killings in Benue State, in which tens of people were killed in the Umogidi community of Entekpa-Adoka in the Otukpo Local Government Area of the State.
In a statement issued on Saturday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Sheu, the President promised that all efforts are being made to end the “extreme violence.”
The President condemned the use of terrorism as a tool in inter-communal conflicts, insisting that the attackers be found and dealt with swiftly under the law.
However, the statement informed that he conveyed his grief and sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives due to the attack and directed the secret services, police, and military commanders to enhance surveillance on every front and to immediately review the security management in the affected areas.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those murdered.
“The entire nation stands united in the fight against the forces of terror and evil,” the President said.