Fg Working ‘silently’ To Resolve Herdsmen/farmers Clashes – Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has revealed that the Federal Government is “silently” working towards finding a lasting solution to the incessant attacks allegedly being carried out by Fulani herdsmen across many states in the country.
He disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday shortly after a special prayer for the stability of the nation by an Islamic group, Saadatul Abadiyyah Organisation of Nigeria, where he was honoured as the Grand Patron of the group at the event held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Clashes between Fulani herders and farmers from their host communities have been reported in several states including Benue, Plateau, Taraba, Enugu, Cross River etc. These have attracted criticisms for Buhari as regards his handling of the crises which have caused the death of hundreds of people.
Reacting to the criticisms, the federal government spokesman stated that President Buhari has also set up a panel of inquiry into the recent attacks, assuring that effects of the “silent” efforts would soon be felt by Nigerians.
According to him, “The President did speak immediately these things happened, to the extent of setting up a panel of enquiry. But the government is going to do more than that.
“These communal clashes are very delicate issues, very emotional and what the government is doing is working very silently to ensure that people who used to live together before without any conflict will go back to that. In few weeks from now, we will begin to see the result of that,” Mohammed said.