Buhari Commiserates With Ortom Over Benue Attacks

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari delivers the first televised speech since returning home after three months of medical leave in Britain, in Abuja, Nigeria August 21, 2017. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters

President Buhari, who expressed  sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on innocent children, assured the governor and people of the state that relevant security agencies had been directed to do everything possible to arrest those behind the regrettable incidents and avert further attacks. According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari said: “This is one attack too many and everything must be done to provide security for the people in our rural communities.”

He also commiserated with families of the victims and wished the injured speedy recovery.

Source: vangaurdngr.com

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