President Muhamamdu Buhari, who on Monday, paid a visit to Benue State to commiserate with residents over herdsmen killings, has tweeted his message to the people.
While speaking to various stakeholders during a Town Hall meeting in Government House, Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Monday, President Buhari, appealed to leaders of various groups in the state to convince their constituents that the Federal Government is doing its best to end the recurring attacks by armed herdsmen in various parts of the country.
According to Vanguard, the President also urged them to show restraint and allow the security agencies to handle the untenable situation.
President Buhari said, “The governor and I, and others here know that we will leave one day, but the relationship between farmers and herders will continue.
“I urge you to keep in touch with them and advise them to live peacefully. Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups with different cultures and nobody can question God for putting us together.”
The President while noting that he was not in the habit of publicly rebuking his appointees as many would desire, said that he preferred to quietly “read the riot act” as he did to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) when the Benue attacks began.
The President disclosed that he even shared the IGP’s security report on the Benue crisis with Senators George Akume and Barnabas Gemade from the state.
Here is the tweet:
My message to the people of Benue today, during my visit: We are doing everything possible to end the recurring attacks by armed herdsmen in various parts of Nigeria.
I also appealed to them to please give the security agencies a chance to deal with the situation decisively. pic.twitter.com/8PNOI3XMgg
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 12, 2018