President Muhammadu Buahri on Saturday expressed sadness over the killings of persons, especially women and children in a night attack on Ancha village in Bassa Local Government of Plateau State.
Buhari expressed his disappointment in a statement issued by his SSA on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He urged stakeholders not to allow this violent incident to destroy the progress made so far.
The president said, ”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 counterattacks.
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.
Buhari further reiterated the determination of the Federal Government to protect the lives and property of all citizens, irrespective of their places of abode.
He, however, directed law enforcement agencies to apprehend the perpetrators of the Plateau killings and whoever their sponsors may be.