Killings: Review security in Benue, Buhari orders security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, condemned the recent killings in Benue State which left over 46 people dead in the Umogidi community of Entekpa-Adoka in Otukpo Local Government Area of the state.

He also directed the secret services, police and military commanders to enhance surveillance on every front and immediately review the security management in the affected areas.

He urged the aggrieved parties to embrace efforts to end the “extreme violence.”

“The entire nation stands united in the fight against the forces of terror and evil,” Buhari said in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

In the statement titled ‘President Buhari calls for end to extreme violence in Benue’, the president condemned the use of terrorism as a tool in inter-communal conflicts, urging that the attackers be found and dealt with swiftly under the law.

He also conveyed his sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives in the attack.

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