President Buhari lost his appetite after being briefed about the killings of 25 travelers in Rukuba, Plateau state, according to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami.
Mr Pantami made the statement while paying a condolence visit to Dahiru Bauchi, an Islamic scholar, following the murder of Muslims who had come to him to celebrate the Islamic New Year.
“The president had subsequently commanded that those behind the attack be fished out and prosecuted,” Mr Pantami said in a video shared on WhatsApp.
“He spoke with top military brass on the issue.
He had just returned from a journey, and as a matter of fact, the president could not even eat food,” the minister added.
25 Muslims were gathered up and slaughtered by hoodlums in Rukuba, Jos North Local Government Area, over the weekend after returning from Bauchi State, where they had gone to celebrate the Islamic New Year.
So far, 33 people have been arrested in connection with the killings.