President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that his government would no longer tolerate wanton killings and kidnapping by hoodlums .
President Buhari also vowed that those involved in the murder of innocent persons would be made to face the wrath of the law .
He explained that the rise in the level of violent crimes across Nigeria was having a negative impact on national development.
The President , who spoke in Port Harcourt while declaring open the 9 th General Assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria , said he was saddened by the killings in Nigeria .
The theme of the event is , ‘ Community policing as a catalyst to crime prevention : The role of traditional rulers . ’
Represented by the Minister of Interior, Abduraham Dambazau , the President said , “ I am very worried and saddened about the persistent killings and kidnappings happening in our country , especially the wastage of innocent lives in different parts of the country by whatever means it is done , particularly in Benue State .
“ I have therefore directed that no effort should be spared in identifying and bringing to justice all those that are carrying out the acts.
“ I have therefore directed the Chief of Army Staff to relocate to the North East to ensure that the activities of Boko Haram are stopped. ”