President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that the government will no longer tolerate the attacks by suspected herdsmen and other bandits.
Buhari who was on official visit to Nasarawa state, frowned at what he described as “unwarranted killing of innocent citizens’’.
He said the government was working hard to instil peace and stability and enjoined Nigerians to resist the temptation of engaging in reprisals.
The President spoke on Tuesday at the inauguration of Comprehensive Special School, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
He sympathised with victims of reported attacks and urged them not to engage in reprisals.
He reassured the people of North Central that the Federal Government had put in place, adequate measures, to end the crisis and maintain law and order.
“I also want to assure the people of the north central and indeed all Nigerians that the federal government is working day night to ensure peace and stability returns.
“We have deployed additional resources to all the affected areas to maintain law and order.
“I appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from reprisal attacks. The security agencies have standing order to arrest and prosecute any and all persons found with illegal arms