President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Thursday’s massacre of innocent persons in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The President, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday, commiserated with families of the victims of the ”heinous and inhuman attacks on defenceless citizens”.
President Buhari directed the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (Rtd) to proceed immediately to the state to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the situation and report back.
He also directed security agencies to immediately mobilise and deploy their members to the vulnerable areas of the state, and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to face the full wrath of the law.
The President assured the Zamfara State government, victims of the mayhem and residents in the state, that the Federal Government would continue do all it takes to support security agencies to secure lives and property, not only in the affected state but in all parts of the country.
He restated his administration’s determination to put an end to the spate of senseless spilling of innocent blood in parts of the country, and called for restraint to allow the nation’s security apparatus to stem the undesirable trend.
The President prayed that Almighty God would receive the souls of the departed, and comfort their families