President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Saturday’s Attack on Travelers who passing through Jos after attending a Religious event in Bauchi.
In a Statement Signed by the Senior Special Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said, President Muhammad Buhari regrets the reported deaths of at least 22 persons with several others injured as a result of the attack.
The statement said, the attack was a direct brazen and wickedly motivated on members of a community who were exercising rights to travel freely and to follow the faith of their choice.
Garba said, Presidency Offers condolences to the families of the victims and continues to liaise closely with local authorities, including security, the Police and government agencies.
“These Kinds of attacks on our country’s citizens are unacceptable, heinous and stand in complete contradiction to the teaching of the great religious of our nation” the Statement explained
It stated that, the presidency stands steadfast with both Christians and Muslims in condemning the attack and expects and insissys that justice is swiftly and fairly delivered to the perpetrators.
It also quoted the President Buhari Saying “Make no mistake about it: in line with my commitment to protect all Nigerians, I have ordered our security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of this gruesome massacre of innocent Travellers and bring them to Justice”
Buhari also Commended the ongoing efforts by Governors of Plateau, Bauchi and Ondo; the Sultan of Sokoto His eminence Sa’ad Abubakar III and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi as well as notable Christians and Muslims leaders for their efforts to calm down the situation.