President Muhammadu Buhari says his government would fish out “barbarous mass murderers and their clandestine sponsors” in a reaction to the happenings in Benue state.
The state has witnessed unabated bloodletting blamed on militia herdsmen.
President Buhari, in a statement on Thursday, said the “mass killings and destruction” … “point to the evil design of enemies of peace and unity who have desperately been trying to bring the country to this sorry point: a brother killing brother, a neighbor killing a neighbor and a community attacking and killing members of another community”.
The statement further said that “the President strongly warns citizens against playing into the hands of the agents of disunity”.
More so, President Buhari deplored those behind the Church attack that left 18 people dead, including two priests, saying they “did not mean well for Nigeria and peaceful coexistence”.
The president equally condemned the reprisal attack, which left “11 members of the Hausa communities” dead. “We must resist all temptation to fall into this laid out plan”.
The President said he “is greatly pained” by the activities of “hideously evil people who have no iota of respect for humanity, decency and civilization."