President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday warned victims of suspected Fulani herdsmen attack not to engage in reprisals attacks.
He said that his administration would not tolerate the barbaric acts.
Buhari, who spoke while commissioning Comprehensive Special School in Lafia, Nasarawa State, said his government was working hard towards ensuring peace and stability returned to the troubled states.
He disclosed that additional resources had already been deployed to all the affected areas to end the crisis and maintain law and order.
According to Buhari, “I also want to assure the people of the north central and indeed all Nigerians that the federal government is working day night to ensure peace and stability returns.
“We have deployed additional resources to all the affected areas to maintain law and order.
“The attacks by suspected herdsmen and other bandits will not be tolerated.
“I appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from reprisal attacks. The security agencies have standing order to arrest and prosecute any and all persons found with illegal arms
“I will once again express my condolences and sympathy to all the affected victims of these barbaric acts.”