President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the brutal terrorist attacks in Kanam and Wase Local Government Areas of Plateau, describing the killings as heinous.
In a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, April 12, in Abuja; the president said the perpetrators should not be allowed to escape justice.
“They should not be spared or forgiven,” he further directed.
Buhari ordered law enforcement agencies to work strenuously with the government of the state, to bring the situation under control; and take steps to bring the culprits to justice quickly.
Buhari expressed condolences over the terrorist incident; saying that as a matter of priority, peace must return at all costs to the state as well as the entire country.
“I urge all our citizens, the people of Plateau State in particular, to expose the perpetrators of such incidents, their sponsors; and those who encourage such criminals who carry out these dastardly acts of murder, so that the law will take its course.
”They must not be forgiven,” the president said.
Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, and Samson Ayokunle, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN have warned that rampant insecurity across the country poses the greatest threat to the upcoming general elections in 2023.
They spoke at the Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa’s Inclusive Security Dialogue Retreat in Abuja on Monday, April 11; saying that if the current spate of instability in the country is not addressed; there may be no election in 2023.
The Sultan of Sokoto, represented by the Co-chairman of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Kunle Sanni, said; “A lot of people have been arrested over banditry and terrorism; but how many of them have been jailed or executed? These people have killed thousands of people. Some people should pay for all these atrocities. The NSA and the service chiefs should all resign by now because they have failed. Let us get new people with fresh ideas to confront the situation.”