President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his administration’s continued commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property in all parts of the country.
The president said this in a statement signed by his spokesperson Garba Shehu following attacks by suspected “herdsmen” on communities across the country, most recently Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo in Enugu State,
“President Buhari unreservedly condemns the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo on other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation,” the statement read in part.
The statement said further that the Inspector-General of Police and heads of other security agencies in the country are already taking urgent steps to fully investigate the attacks, apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
“Ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons is now a priority on the Buhari Administration’s agenda for enhanced national security and the Armed Forces and Police have clear instructions to take all necessary action to stop the carnage.
“In keeping with the President’s directive, the Inspector-General of Police, the General Officer Commanding the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army and the Director of the Department of State Security in Enugu State have visited Ukapbi Nimbo to personally oversee investigations into the attack on the community and ongoing efforts to apprehend the culprits,” the statement read.
The President urged Nigerians to remain calm and be assured of his administration’s readiness to deploy all required personnel and resources to remove this new threat to the collective security of the nation.