President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned latest rounds of attacks and killings between bandits and residents in Damkal and Tsanwa villages in Batsari Local Government area of Katsina state.
Bandits on Friday evening February 14, 2020 carried out separate attacks on both villages, killing 30, mostly elderly women and children.
In a statement on Sunday, The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said President Buhari stated that killing people in the name of revenge is not acceptable.
He warned that no one has the right to take laws into their hands and if local communities apprehend bandits, they should be handed over to law enforcement authorities.
President Buhari urged community leaders and the local authorities to continue their efforts in partnership with law enforcement agencies that bring the surrender of bandits, leading to peace between farmers and herders.
He prayed that God will comfort families that have lost loved ones in the attacks and repose the souls of the victims.