President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday directed the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali (retd), to proceed to Zamfara State immediately for on the spot assessment of Thursday’s massacre of 18 persons in Birane village, Zurmi local government area of the state.
The President also directed security agencies to immediately mobilise and deploy operatives to the vulnerable areas of the state and ensure that perpetrators of the act are brought to face the full wrath of the law.
He described the attack as heinous and inhuman.
President Buhari commiserated with the families of the victims, according to the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The President assured the Zamfara State government and residents of the state, that the Federal Government would continue do all within its power to support security agencies to secure lives and property, not only in the Zamfara but all parts of the country.
President Buhari restated his administration’s determination to put an end to the spate of senseless spilling of innocent blood in parts of the country and called for restraint to allow the nation’s security apparatus to stem the undesirable trend.
He prayed that God would receive the souls of the departed and comfort their families.