President Muhammadu Buhari strongly condemnd the unprovoked killings in three communities in Íshíelu Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi state.
The affected communities are Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) Garba Sheu, President Buhari has directed law enforcement agencies to fish out the attackers and make them face justice, stressing that the perpetrators of the “heinous attack” should not be spared.
The President extends his deepest sympathies to families and friends who have lost loved ones, and to every member of the communities in Ebonyi State.
The president described the act as a despicable act of wickedness.
The President also sent a message of sympathy to the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, Professor Chukwuma Soludo who survived an attack by gunmen in Aguata LGA of Anambra State as he consulted with people on his political aspiration.
President Buhari who expresses concern at the influx of illegal weapons, reassures Nigerians that ongoing efforts which had led to the record recovery of illegal weapons and arrests of a large number of arms suppliers would be intensified.