President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received reports of killings in Katsina State with shock, assuring 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.
President Buhari, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also specifically instructed the security chiefs to find out how the operation was carried out by the perpetrators, not minding the Holy month of Ramadan and put in place structures to prevent future occurrence.
The President, who has been briefed on the criminal and political intents of the attacks in Katsina and other parts of the North, described the carnage as senseless.
He 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.