Buhari orders CDS, acting IGP, to probe Katsina killings

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olanisakin and the acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to immediately constitute an assessment team to intervene in Katsina killings and bring feed back.

This is just as the President expressed shocks at the killings , assuring citizens of the State that the government will restore peace and stability in the polity.

The President directed Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin to constitute an assessment team to intervene immediately in the state, and bring a feedback.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, “President Buhari, specifically, instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadhan, and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence.”

“The President who was initially briefed on the criminal and political intents of the attacks in Katsina and other parts of the North, described the carnage as senseless.

“President Buhari admonished that all those instigating violence in the North and other parts of the country will be exposed and made to face the wrath of the law.

The President commiserated with the Governor and people of Katsina State over the losses. He prayed that Allah will comfort those who have lost loved ones.


Tony Ailemen, Abuja

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