Killings: Buhari to put more pressure on security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday promised to put more pressure on security chiefs to stop the spate of killings in the land.

Speaking at an interactive session with stakeholders in Jos, the Plateau State capital, in the aftermath of the killings in some communities, the President urged traditional and community leaders to complement the government’s efforts by persuading their constituencies to tolerate one another for peace and unity.

President said: ‘‘I will continue to pressurise members of the law enforcement agencies directly under me by the Constitution as the Commander-in-Chief. About eight days ago, we had five hours security meeting of the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police.

‘‘What happened here in Jos is very bad. The question of leadership, from your household to whatever you are, is justice. The bottom line is justice.

‘‘That is why wherever I go, I will always appeal to the leadership of the communities, the law enforcement agencies to always have control of their constituencies.’’

Condemning the bloodletting, which left scores dead, Buhari, who was accompanied to the meeting by Governor Simon Lalong and his counterparts from Kebbi and Niger, condoled with the victims’ families, the government and people of the state, and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

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