During a visit to Batsari, a community in Katsina State, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, sympathised with 1,050 internally displaced persons, who were selected from the affected eight local government areas surrounding the Ruga forest in the state.
Buhari promised to bring security challenges to a standstill, adding that those killing and calling God would soon be dealt with.
"Those killing and shouting “Allah Akbar” are lying because God is not wicked. It is either they don’t know God or disagree with Him,’’ he said.
He further vowed to use the Nigerian Army, police and every security apparatus in his arsenal to end the menace of banditry bedeviling the nation and ensure that the perpetrators of banditry and kidnapping are brought to justice.
Some Islamic sects have justified the recent killings by Fulani herdsmen as religious attacks. However, the president who is a staunch Muslim has denied this, noting that the killings have nothing to do with God or religion.