Religious Violence: President Buhari calls killings “barbaric and unacceptable”


The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has reacted to the recent killings of five people in Zamfara state.

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the recent religious crisis in Zamfara state.

Using his Twitter handle, he wrote: “I received news of the mob killings in Zamfara with great dismay. It is barbaric & unacceptable. I assure that the law will take its course.

Under my watch we will work to ensure that there is no place for violence in the name of religion, ethnicity, or in any guise whatsoever.”

“My prayers are with the families of the victims”, he added.

The crisis started after a Christian student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara, made some disrespectful comments about Islam, which led to a crowd of angry Muslims descending on him.

All of this left the student in the hospital, with eight dead people, one burnt house, the indefinite shut down of the school, and a curfew.

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