President Bola Tinubu has lamented over the ongoing killings in Benue and Plateau states, while directing security agencies to fish out the masterminds of the mass killings, recently reported in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau.
As characteristic of his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu, in a statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Dele Alake, titled “Plateau Killings: We Must Break This Cycle of Violence,” condemned the most recent internecine killings.
Tinubu also said the country must break the cycle of violence.
“It is most unfortunate that in this orgy of violence, an innocent eight-month-old baby in Farin Lamba community of Vwang District, Jos South Local Government, died in a conflict she knew nothing about,” the President said, according to a statement by Alake on Tuesday.
“A major consequence of perennial conflict is always the tragic loss of innocent lives.
“To build virile, peaceful and prosperous communities demand tolerance and forgiveness for every perceived wrongdoing”
“While reaffirming his government’s strong determination to stamp out violent crimes and all forms of criminalities everywhere in Nigeria, the President has directed security agencies to fish out the masterminds of the dastardly acts to face the full wrath of law,” the statement added.
He also charged the governments of Plateau and Benue states and emergency response agencies to provide support and immediate relief to victims who have been displaced as a result of the conflicts.