This is what Buhari believes caused the killings of 30 people in his home state

President Muhammadu Buhari advises local communities to stop meting out capital punishment to bandits when they catch one.

President Muhammadu Buhari warns local communities to stop meting out capital punishment to bandits when they catch one. . [Twitter/BashirAhmaad]

Pulse had earlier reported that no fewer than 30 people were killed by suspected bandits at Tsauwa and Dankar villages in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.

At Tsauwa, 21 people were reportedly killed. The bandits also burnt the homes of their victims and also killed some animals.

According to Punch, the bulk of the victims in the village were old people and children.

However, while condemning the incident, President Buhari said the bandits attacked the villagers in retaliation of what the farmers had earlier done to them.

Buhari said the bandits returned to the communities to wreak havoc because they had been subjected to jungle justice by farmers in the affected communities.

In a statement titled ‘Revenge killings in Katsina State unacceptable’ and signed by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, the president said, “communities that catch bandits should hand over the suspects to law enforcement authorities instead of meting out capital punishment to them.”

The statement released on Sunday, February 16, 2020, reads in part, “President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest round of attacks on farmers by bandits in Damkal and Tsanwa villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state, saying that killing people in the name of revenge is not acceptable.

“Reacting to the incident in which many homesteads were razed by fire with many people killed at weekend, the President on Sunday warned that no one in the country has a right to take the law into his hands by the way of self-help or revenge.

“Local communities that catch bandits should hand over the suspects to law enforcement authorities instead of meting out capital punishment, leading to a cycle of revenge and counter revenge.

“The authorities must be allowed to investigate and deal with any breach that occurs. There is no place for violence in a decent society.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Sanusi Buba had on Saturday, February 15, 2020, said the police did not know the cause of the killings, Punch reports.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

‘Is he not gay?’ - Social media react to Nana Tonardo kissing his ‘white sugar mummy’ (VIDEO)

‘Is he not gay?’ - Social media react to Nana Tonardo kissing his ‘white sugar mummy’ (VIDEO)

Funny Face leaves suicidal note for his children as Qwik Loan asks him to pay loan (SCREENSHOT)

Funny Face leaves suicidal note for his children as Qwik Loan asks him to pay loan (SCREENSHOT)

Sex: How long should you wait before having another round?

Sex: How long should you wait before having another round?

5 things you should never do to please a woman

5 things you should never do to please a woman

Shatta Wale allegedly shot; P.A says he's been rushed to emergency ward

Shatta Wale allegedly shot; P.A says he's been rushed to emergency ward

Tonto Dikeh's ex Prince Kpokpogri says he had sex with IG dancer Janemena in leaked audiotape

Tonto Dikeh's ex Prince Kpokpogri says he had sex with IG dancer Janemena in leaked audiotape

Over 200 pose naked for art installation at Dead Sea

Over 200 pose naked for art installation at Dead Sea

‘The editors didn’t do their job’ - Nikki Samonas reacts to her steamy sex scene with Jim Iyke

‘The editors didn’t do their job’ - Nikki Samonas reacts to her steamy sex scene with Jim Iyke