Buhari shocked by Katsina killings, vows to secure the state

President Muhammadu Buhari has received reports of killings in Katsina state on Tuesday with shock, assuring citizens that the government would restore peace and stability in the polity.

The president directed Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in the state, and bring a feedback.

The president, specifically, instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadhan, and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence.

The president, who has been briefed on the criminal and political intents of the attacks in Katsina and other parts of the North, described the carnage as senseless.

He said those instigating violence in the North and other parts of the country would be exposed and made to face the wrath of the law.

The president commiserated with the government and people of Katsina state over the losses. He prayed that Allah would comfort those who have lost loved ones.

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