Buhari shocked by Katsina killings ― Presidency

Vows to secure own state

THE Presidency on Wednesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has received reports of killings that occurred in Katsina State on Tuesday with shock, assuring citizens that the government will restore peace and stability in the polity.

A statement issued in Abuja by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) said the President directed Acting Inspector, Gabriel Olonisakin to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in the state, and bring feedback.

According to the statement, President Buhari, specifically, instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadhan, and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence.

It said the President, who has been briefed on the criminal and political intents of the attacks in Katsina and other parts of the North, described the carnage as senseless.

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Buhari admonished that all those instigating violence in the North and other parts of the country will be exposed and made to face the wrath of the law.

He commiserated with the Governor and people of Katsina State over the losses. He prayed that Allah will comfort those who have lost loved ones.

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