From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the reported killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state in the new year in Benue.
The President who described the attacks as wicked and callous directed that the killings be halted even as he commiserated with the Governor, Samuel Ortom. He has therefore directed the military and other securityb agencies in the state to end the carnage.
According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari condemned the “wicked and callous” attacks on even innocent children. He assured the governor and people of the state that relevant security agencies have been directed to do everything possible to arrest those behind the regrettable incidents and avert further attacks.
“This is one attack too many, and everything must be done to provide security for the people in our rural communities,” he said.
President Buhari also commiserated with families of the victims and wished the injured speedy recovery.