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Agatu killings unfortunate, says Buhari’s aide

Abuja—The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, Mariam Marsha, has described the recent Agatu killings as unfortunate and not in the character of Nigerians.

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Ms. Masha condemned the attacks allegedly perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

The attacks claimed the lives of more than 300 people including women and children.

The incident also resulted in the displacement of people seeking refuge in various communities.

She said government was working closely with key players in the area, to address the root causes of the communal clashes.

“It’s unfortunate because this is very unlike Nigerian. Violence of this nature is terror and not a part of us. And it’s something that we need to work together both within the community at the government level, state and federal levels, but also within the communities.”


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