9 September 2017
By Justice Nwafor
President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday ordered all security agencies to track down and bring to book the killers of innocent people at Ancha village, in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The President gave the order through a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. Buhari condemned the act and expressed sadness over the killings.
He also expressed disappointment at the disruption of peace and normalcy in the state, and urged people of Plateau state to remain peaceful and law abiding.
“It is unlawful of anyone or group to take the laws into their hands in the name of revenge or reprisals, rather than follow due process by allowing law enforcement agencies to fish out any such aggressors who will be made to face justice.
“The various communities in the state have taken many steps, with the support of security agencies and mediators to pull the state back from the brink of anarchy and senseless killings warranted by attacks and counter attacks.
“It will be a painful loss to allow these unsavoury acts to return. I urge all our communities in the state and the other parts of the country to embrace peace and bring to a stop these painful and unnecessary killings,” he said.
The President reassured that his administration was committed to the security of lives and property of all citizens. He therefore mandated the security agencies to unravel the people behind the Plateau killings.