Buhari condemns Kaduna attacks, warns against reprisals | Dailytrust

Buhari condemns Kaduna attacks, warns against reprisals

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attack on four locations in Kaura LGA in the southern part of Kaduna State in which two soldiers and tens of others were killed.

The president, in a statement issued Wednesday by his media aide, Garba Shehu, described the development as a “mindless act of violence” that had no place in a civilized society.

“The primitive and cowardly attack on innocent civilians, law enforcement officials and the destruction of houses and shops is extremely painful and condemnable. The nation mourns with the Kagoro community, where the attacks took place and the military which lost their brave compatriots,” he said.

The president said he was “keenly following the actions of the Kaduna State government and security agencies” who were doing their job to track the attackers and bring them to justice.

He warned against reprisals that might lead to further violence.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the Southern Kaduna killings has risen to 37 with the discovery of three more corpses of some citizens killed by a mob on Monday in connection to the Sunday attack by gunmen in Kaura and Jema’a LGAs.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

He gave the names of the deceased as Ibrahim Isiyaku, Ibrahim Rilwanu and Lawali Zubairu.

The statement said in connection with the attack, the Fountain of Life Baptist Church, Kafanchan was also attacked and its glass windows shattered, Monday.

“Furthermore on Monday, a bus belonging to the Baptist School of Health Technology, Kafanchan was attacked and vandalized. The driver of the bus, one Mr Bamaiyi, sustained cutlass injuries and is receiving treatment in a clinic,” Aruwan said.

The commissioner said security agencies had also reported that some hoodlums attacked and burnt down two herders’ settlements in Zauru and Kurdan in Zangon Kataf LGA.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i received the reports with deep sadness, and sent condolences to the families of the victims, as he prayed for the repose of their souls. He wished the injured driver quick recovery.

“The governor also appealed to herders whose settlements were burnt to recourse to law and allow government and security agencies to handle the matter,” he added.

Muideen Olaniyi (Abuja) & Ahmed Ali (Kafanchan)

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