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President Buhari Reacts Over The Massacre In Benue State

President Muhammadu Buhari, has reacted to the recent mass killing in Benue State. In a statement made by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity on Saturday, he condemned the use of terrorism as a tool in inter communal conflicts, urging that the attackers of innocent citizens in Benue must be found and dealt with swiftly under the law.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerian leader gave the order while condemning the recent bout of killings in Benue, in which tens of people were killed in Umogidi community, Entekpa-Adoka in Otukpo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Buhari encouraged that all efforts be made to end the “extreme violence”. He 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.

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 review the security management in the affected areas immediately.

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,” said the President.

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