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Tinubu To Security Agencies: Fish Out Perpetrators of Recent Killings In Plateau, Benue

He said suspects must face the full wrath of law.

President Bola Tinubu has directed the nation’s security agencies to bring to book the perpetrators of the recent internecine killings in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and parts of Benue state.

The President, while reaffirming his government’s strong determination to stamp out violent crimes and all forms of criminalities everywhere in Nigeria, directed security agencies to fish out the masterminds of the dastardly acts to face the full wrath of law.

President Tinubu, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Mr Dele, however, charged the governments of Plateau and Benue States and emergency response agencies to provide support and immediate relief to victims who have been displaced as a result of the conflicts.

He expressed sadness and grief over the latest round of violence and killings in Plateau State and condemned in strong terms the most recent internecine killings in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and parts of Benue State.

President Tinubu found very depressing the festering reprisal attacks, needless and avoidable bloodletting among communities in the two States.

According to him: “It is most unfortunate that in this orgy of violence, an innocent eight-month-old baby in Farin Lamba community of Vwang District, Jos South Local Government, died in a conflict she knew nothing about.

“A major consequence of perennial conflict is always the tragic loss of innocent lives.

“To build virile, peaceful and prosperous communities demand tolerance and forgiveness for every perceived wrongdoing”.

To rebuild trust and restore harmony to these conflict areas, the President urged community leaders, religious leaders, traditional rulers, socio-cultural organisations as well as the leadership of Arewa Consultative Forum, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, and Christian Association of Nigeria to work together to help foster genuine and long-lasting peace.

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

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