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Benue-Nasarawa Killings: Buhari Orders Arrest Of Persons With Illegal Firearms


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of persons in possession of illegal firearms vowing to put an end to the incessant killings by maintaining law and order in the country. The President who was in Nasarawa State on Tuesday to inaugurate some projects asked security agents newly deployed to the troubled areas to go after the perpetrators of the act in order to bring justice to the victims of the attacks.

“I also want to assure the people of the North Central and indeed all Nigerians that the Federal Government is working day and night to ensure peace and stability. We have deployed additional resources to all affected areas to maintain law and order. The attacks by suspected herdsmen and other bandits will not be tolerated. I appeal to all Nigerians to restrain from reprisal attacks. The security agencies I have sent them instruction to arrest and prosecute any and all person found with illegal arms,” he said.

President Buhari while condemning the killings by suspected herdsmen in various region of the country expressed condolence to victims of the attacks.

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