President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent bout of killings in Benue, in which tens of people were killed in the Umogidi community, Entekpa-Adoka, in the Otukpo Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Saturday in Abuja, the President urged that all efforts be made to end the “extreme violence.”
The President condemned terrorism as a tool in inter-communal conflicts, urging that the attackers be found and dealt with swiftly under the law.
He conveyed his grief and sympathy to the families of those who died due to the attack.
He also directed the secret services, police and military commanders to enhance surveillance on every front and to review the security management in the affected areas immediately.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those murdered. The entire nation stands united in the fight against the forces of terror and evil,” he said.