16th February, 2018
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security operatives to immediately be deployed to Zamfara State where armed men massacred 36 people on Thursday, to fish out the perpetrators of the dastard act.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari strongly condemned Thursday’s massacre of innocent persons in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The President commiserated with families of victims of the heinous and inhuman attacks on defenceless citizens which left many injured.
Buhari directed the Minister of Defence, Brigadier-General Mansur Dan Ali (Rtd) to proceed immediately to the state to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the situation and report back.
In addition, he directed security agencies to immediately mobilise and deploy their members to the vulnerable areas of the state, and ensure that the perpetrators were brought to face the full wrath of the law.
The President assured the Zamfara State Government, victims of the mayhem and residents in the state, that the Federal Government would continue do all it takes to support security agencies to secure lives and property, not only in the affected state but all parts of the country.
Buhari restated his administration’s determination to put an end to the spate of senseless spilling of innocent blood in parts of the country, and calls for restraint to allow the nation’s security apparatus to stem the undesirable trend.
The President prayed that almighty God would receive the souls of the departed, and comfort their families.