El-Rufai also described the attacks as senseless and unjustifiable.
The Governor also called on indigenes of the affected community not to take laws into their hands.
He said “We came here for practical assessment of the situation, and to condole with the victims. Members of the State Security Council have met here, in a determined bid to stop the attacks and killings.
“Actions to apprehend the perpetrators will continue, along with other peace-building moves that government have been engaged in.
“These cycles of killings are unjustifiable and senseless. No individual or group has a right to kill other people. Murder is inhuman and ungodly.
“We are saddened by the needless shedding of blood. We condemn lawless conduct and the disregard for life that the killers have shown. If anyone has a problem, he should not take the laws in to his own hands; instead he should report to security agencies who are trained to deal with such situations.”
17 people were reportedly killed following the attacks by the herdsmen.
Senator Shehu Sani recently said Governor El-Rufai has no moral right to say the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) destroyed Nigeria, because he was part of those who milked the country's resources in the 16 year rule of the party.