Katsina killings: Buhari orders probe by Police, CDS

By Lawrence Olaoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin and the Acting Inspector General of Police (Ag. IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to immediately commence probe into the reports of the killings of citizens in Katsina by bandits.
The President who, according to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, received the reports of the killings with shocks assuring that the government will restore peace and stability in the polity.
He ordered the Ag. IGP and the CDS to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in the state, and bring a feedback to him.
Buhari, specifically, instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadhan, and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence.
The President, who has been briefed on the criminal and political intents of the attacks in Katsina and other parts of the North, described the carnage as senseless.
He admonished that all those instigating violence in the North and other parts of the country will be exposed and made to face the wrath of the law.
The President commiserated with the Governor and people of Katsina State over the losses and prayed that Allah will comfort those who have lost loved ones.

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