Muhammadu Buhari reacts to Katsina killings, says those instigating violence in the North will be exposed and made to face the wrath of the law

Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to reports of killings in Katsina State with shock, assuring citizens that the government will restore peace and stability in the polity.

Residents of Katsina State had buried the remains of 18 persons killed by bandits in Yargamji village of Batsari Local Government Area of the state. The farmers were killed in their farmlands at Yar-gamji community on Tuesday morning.

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

President Buhari, 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 also admonished that all those instigating violence in the North and other parts of the country will be exposed and made to face the wrath of the law!