Deal Decisively With Rampaging Herdsmen – Buhari Orders Security Agencies


BEVERLY HILLS, May 03, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his resolve to deal decisively and expeditiously with the continued attacks on communities across the country by armed herdsmen, adding that he had ordered heads of security agencies to take all necessary actions to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday evening.

Buhari, who was reacting to reports of continued attacks on communities across the country by armed herdsmen, restated the resolve of his administration to deal decisively and expeditiously with the matter.

“We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, in very strong terms, to deal decisively with the attackers,” he stated.

The President expressed his personal condolences to the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, the people of Ukpabi Nimbo and all other communities that have suffered fatalities and other losses from the recent attacks.

Speaking on other national issues, Buhari assured his guests led by the Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, that he was acting with deliberation and moving methodically to implement his change agenda for the good of the country.

His words, “We need to rebuild our institutions methodically, we need to change the way we do things.

“In the last 10 years, crude oil sold for more that $100 per barrel, but Nigeria did not save. That is why we have found ourselves where we are today.”

The President stressed that his administration was working very hard to fulfill all the promises it had made to Nigerians, adding that his greatest motivating factor now is the desire to bring positive change to Nigeria.

Speaking on behalf of the bishops, Most Rev. Kaigama expressed the solidarity of the CBCN with the President, adding that: “We are willing to collaborate with you and with your administration, in which we see hope for a greater Nigeria.”

The bishops, who expressed their conviction that current hardships are temporary, and that Nigeria will soon overcome its present difficulties, pledged continued prayers for Nigeria and the government.