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Buhari condemns killing of 22 persons in Plateau

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on travellers from a religious event in Bauchi State who were passing through Rukuba, near Jos, Plateau State.

The 22 victims were on their way from the ‘Annual Zikr prayers’ in Bauchi State when they were attacked on Saturday.

Reacting, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Saturday said the attacks on innocent citizens was unacceptable, heinous, and stand in complete contradiction to the teachings of the great religions.

He stated that the incident was a direct, brazen and wickedly motivated attack on members of a community exercising their rights and with the evident preparedness, it was clear the attack was a well-conceived and prearranged assault on a known target, location and religious persuasion of the travellers.

He added that Buhari has ordered security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Buhari also condoled with families of the victims.

He noted that the Federal Government will continue to liaise closely with the local authorities including security, the police, and governmental agencies as the facts of the sad incident continue to unfold.

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