President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the attack on vigilantes at Yargoje Forest in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, saying it is horrific.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, in Abuja, the president paid tributes to the vigilantes and their family members.
He said the sacrifices of the brave men working to prevent and punish crime in their communities would not be forgotten.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families in this difficult period. May Allah repose the souls of the deceased,” Buhari said.
The insurgents had ambushed a convoy of vigilantes in the forest as they went to recover stolen cows leading to the loss of many lives.