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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said it was dishonest to continue to create the impression that he is enjoying himself at home without doing anything about the recent killings in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, and Zamfara states.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a delegation of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria led by Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari said because he was aware of the enormity of the problems, he was doing his best to get law enforcement agencies to be on the alert.

While condemning the killings, the President said security operatives would ensure prosecution of perpetrators and all those found with illegal arms in the affected areas.

He said, “The impression created that I was sitting in an air-conditioned office and home, enjoying myself while these things happened, is dishonest.

“At every step, I have tried to foresee these problems because I have the experience as a former military officer who commanded three out of the four divisions of the Nigerian Army in Lagos, Ibadan and Jos.

“I am quite aware of the problems we have and I am doing my best to get law enforcement agencies to be on alert.”

The President explained that the cattle colonies policy proposed by the Federal Government in response to the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country is not meant to colonise any part of the country.

He said government’s intention was to create grazing locations for cattle rearers.

He regretted that the step has now been misconstrued as another form of colonisation.

Buhari regretted that the well-thought out policy of the Federal Government, which was conceived after wide consultations with stakeholders, had been largely misunderstood by a section of the public.

He, however, assured the Catholic Bishops that the Federal Government will continue to explore all opportunities and support initiatives to ensure peace and stability in restive areas.

The President also told his guests that he would not be tired of recounting remarkable progress recorded in the areas of security, economy and the fight against corruption.


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  1. What do you mean by "dishonest"? What people are saying is that you are too slow to act. I recall the advice credited to Soyinka that you should avoid the mistake made by your predecessor. Now you mentioned "illegal arms". Good but you mentioned no word like that when the Fulani herdsmen were killing people in the South and South-East. How about that Mr President?

  2. What you expect from him? Have you wondered how these people acquired all these sophisticated arms? These are the people they equipped to wreck havoc in this country had Jonathan not allowed him to win. This was the exact pattern Bono Haram came to be. The Northerners started Bono Haram to rubbish Jonathan Administration and they later grew more than them. The same is happening to with the fulani. All the weapon they were given to destroy this country had he lost the election are now being used on innocent Nigerians

  3. This president is a scam


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