Those perpetuating killings in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Zamfara and other affected states in Nigeria would be apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday. The President said this during his Democracy Day speech to the country.
”The unfortunate incidences of kidnappings, herdsmen and farmers clashes in several communities which have led to high number of fatalities and loss of properties across the country is being addressed and the identified culprits and their sponsors shall be made to face the full wrath of the law. All the three tiers of Government are presently engaged with communities and religious organisations to restore peaceful co-existence among Nigerians,” he said.
”This administration is pained over the grievous loss of lives and properties occasioned by the carnage of insurgency and other forms of criminality in the country. I wish to assure Nigerians that we will not rest until all criminal elements and their sponsors are brought to justice. Government is boosting the capacity of our security agencies through recruitment of more personnel, training and procurement of modern equipment, enhancement of intelligence gathering as well as boosting their morale in the face of daunting challenges.
Buhari also called on Nigerians to embrace peace and shun hatred, noting that the country can only overcome its challenges when the people are living in harmony and are able to tolerate themselves. “My dear countrymen and women, as we all celebrate our democratic experience, let us resolve to avoid hatred and intolerance; we can only achieve our objectives in an atmosphere of harmony and peaceful co-existence,” he added.