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Killing in the name of revenge not acceptable – Buhari

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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President Muhammed Buhari has warned that no one in the country has right to take laws into his or her hands by the way of self-help or revenge while killing people in the name of revenge is not acceptable.

In a statement released by the Special Assistance to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Sunday, while reacting to the incident in which many homesteads were razed by fire with many people killed at the weekend. He condemned the latest round of attacks on farmers by bandits in Damkal and Tsanwa villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state.

“Local communities that catch bandits should hand over the suspects to law enforcement authorities instead of meting out capital punishment, leading to a cycle of revenge and counter revenge.”

He urged community leaders and the local authorities to continue their efforts in partnership with law enforcement agencies that bring the surrender of bandits, leading to peace between farmers and herders. “The authorities must be allowed to investigate and deal with any breach that occurs.

There is no place for violence in a decent society”. He prayed that God will comfort families that have lost loved ones in the attacks and repose the souls of the victims.


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