Buhari, who issued the warning while inaugurating the Comprehensive Special School, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
The president admonished victims of reported attacks and urged them not to engage in reprisals.
He enjoined all citizens to always resist the temptation of engaging in reprisals, saying the Federal Government is working hard to ensure peace and stability reign supreme across the country.
“I also want to assure the people of the North Central and indeed all Nigerians that the federal government is working day and night to ensure peace and stability returns.
“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. I will once again express my condolences and sympathy to all the affected victims of these barbaric acts,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that border communities along Benue and Nasarawa states have been witnessing social unrest occasioned by farmers/herdsmen clashes resulting in killings of innocent citizens in both states.
It would be recalled that such barbaric killings took place on Jan. 1, where suspected herders attacked villages in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue with over 73 people murdered.
The killings of the 73 people had spilled into violent reprisals with seven travellers believed to be of Fulani extraction were killed and their corpses roasted by rampaging crowd believed to be criminal elements in Benue. (NAN)