Revenge Killings In Katsina Unacceptable - Buhari - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, February 16, 2020

Revenge Killings In Katsina Unacceptable - Buhari

Jane Okafor, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the latest round of attacks on farmers by bandits in Damkal and Tsanwa villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state, where dozens of villagers were killed while others abandoned their homes and ran away for safety.

Buhari said the killing people in the name of revenge was not acceptable.

Reacting to the incident in which many homesteads were razed by fire with many people killed at weekend, the President warned that “no one in the country has a right to take laws into his hands by the way of self-help or revenge."

He also said Local communities that catch bandits should hand over the suspects to law enforcement authorities instead of meting out capital punishment, leading to a cycle of revenge and counter revenge.

Speaking through Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) in a release, Buhari urged community leaders and the local authorities to continue their efforts in partnership with law enforcement agencies that bring the surrender of bandits, leading to peace between farmers and herders.

 “The authorities must be allowed to investigate and deal with any breach that occurs. There is no place for violence in a decent society,” said the President.

President Buhari prayed that God will comfort families that have lost loved ones in the attacks and repose the souls of the victims.

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