President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the reported killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state in the New Year.
While expressing immense sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on even innocent children, the President assured the governor and people of the state that relevant security agencies have been directed to do everything possible to arrest those behind the regrettable incidents and avert further attacks.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said: “This is one attack too many, and everything must be done to provide security for the people in our rural communities.”
President Buhari also commiserated with families of the victims and wished the injured speedy healing.
At least 20 persons were killed and 30 others injured by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.
They carried out the attack between Monday and Tuesday in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state.