President Buhari to Visit States Devastated by Herdsmen Violence

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President Muhammadu Buhari will as from Monday, March 5, begin a visit to Taraba, Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states for an on-the-spot assessment of the various clashes that have occurred in those areas. The presidency in a tweet on Monday, March 5, stated that the president is also expected to console communities affected by violence.

The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said in view of recent terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes in some states leading to tragic loss of lives and kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls, Buhari has tasked the armed forces and other security agencies to compile comprehensive reports on the various incidents. He said the president urged all Nigerians especially those in the affected areas to cooperate fully with the security agencies to enable them curb the spate of crimes, bring those responsible to justice and prevent further occurrences. Taraba and Benue state have witnessed a spike in herdsmen and farmers clashes in recent times.

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