The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Plateau state is a reassurance of his commitment to tackling insecurity in the country.
At the weekend, over 80 people were killed in Plateau by suspected herdsmen.
In a statement on Wednesday, Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the APC, called on the security agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of these killings.
Abdullahi said nothing could justify the gruesome killings, adding that the president’s visit will ease the ache of those affected.
“The APC commiserates with the government and people of Plateau state over Saturday’s gruesome killings in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of the state. Nothing can justify such descent to barbarism, bestiality and cruelty to a fellow man as witnessed with the gruesome killings,” the statement read.
“While we grieve over the dead and commiserate with families and friends who have lost loved ones, we appeal to religious and community leaders to demonstrate true leadership even in the face of this terrible challenge, by appealing to those affected not to take the laws into their hands and avoid utterances and actions that can provoke reprisal.
“We are confident that President Muhammadu Buhari’s prompt visit to Plateau State will help in providing some succour to the affected and reassuring everyone of Mr President’s commitments to tackling the security situation in the country.
“We also once again call on security agencies to spare no efforts in ensuring the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators and in stemming the occurrence of such violence in all parts of the country.”