President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed concern over the killing of 15 people by bandits in Plateau State.
He charged the military to stop the return of the ugly days of ethnic violence.
President Buhari condoled the families of the victims, the government and people of Plateau, assuring them that terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and associated crimes would be defeated.
The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, said: “In Plateau State, gun men launched yet another bloody attack, killing innocent citizens.
President Buhari called on community and religious leaders to counsel the youth on the need for peaceful co-existence.
Plateau State Governor Simeon Lalong, in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham, said he received news of the attack with shock and disbelief.
The statement reads: “Gov. Lalong has expressed fury over Sunday’s attack by yet to be identified gunmen on innocent people in Kwatas village, leading to deaths.