Following resumed violence in Nasarawa State’s Lafia, Obi, and Awe Local Government Areas, President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has expressed his sorrow at the heartbreaking murder of 45 farmers and dozens of others.
This is according to Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement headed “Nasarawa killings heart breaking, says President Buhari.”
In an alleged retaliation, herdsmen clashed with Tiv farmers in Nasarawa State, killing at least 20 people between Friday and Monday, according to The Punch.
The attacks also displaced some 5,000 residents in the state’s Lafia, Obi, and Awe Local Government areas.
In his condolence message, Buhari said “I assure the people with all seriousness and sensitivity that this administration is doing its best to safeguard the security of people and will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the perpetrators of this senseless and barbaric incident, and bring them to justice.”
He also offered his sympathies to the state’s administration and people, as well as his appreciation with the state’s quick response to the disaster.