Buhari condemns “wanton” killings nationwide

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned wanton killings in parts of the country.

Commiserating with the government and people of Benue State on the recent attack on a market in Zaki Biam by unknown gunmen which resulted in the loss of lives, he condemned “the wicked attack” and directed security agencies to begin immediate investigation with a view to bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday, while sympathizing with those who lost loved ones, Buhari also prayed that Almighty God will comfort the grieving families and grant the souls of the victim’s eternal rest.

Condemning the wanton killings in other parts of the country, he challenged security and law enforcement agencies to rise to the occasion and end this blight on the image of the country.

“We must condemn inhuman and unnecessary shedding of human blood all over the country. We seem to have lost value for human life, which is sacred. Man is the glory of God’s creation and nobody has the right to unjustly and unlawfully take another person’s life in a reckless manner,” President Buhari said.

He enjoined all citizens to learn to live together in peace and brotherhood “and not allow little misunderstandings to degenerate into heartless acts capable of straining the bonds of nationhood.”

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