It’s not fair to say I’m silent on killings by Fulani herdsmen – Buhari | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday faulted those who accused him of being silent on killings being carried out by suspected herdsmen in parts of the country.

He said there was injustice in such aspersions.



According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke during an interactive session with stakeholders in Jos, Plateau State, over the recent attacks that left scores of people dead.

Buhari said people were blaming him for not talking to the herdsmen probably because he looked like them.

He appealed to Nigerians to avoid inflammatory utterances that could endanger peace or promote conflicts.

The President said, “Whatever is being given to the media, we have to be very responsible about it.

‘‘Take for instance the situation in Benue. The Benue subsistence farmer knows that the Nigerian cattle herder that he knows doesn’t carry nothing more than a stick, occasionally sometimes something to cut grass to feed his cattle.

‘‘But the present herder, I am told, carries AK47 and people are even blaming me for not talking to them because maybe (they say) I look like one of them.

‘‘There is some injustice in these aspersions.”

Buhari directed security chiefs in the country to remain vigilant and ensure the protection of lives and property.

He also urged traditional and community leaders to complement government efforts by persuading their constituencies to tolerate one another for peace and unity in the country.

The President added, “I will continue to pressurise members of the law enforcement agencies directly under me by the constitution as the Commander-in Chief.

“About eight days ago, we had five hours security meeting of the service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police.

‘‘What happened here in Jos is very bad. The question of leadership, from your household to whatever you are, is justice. The bottom line is justice.

‘‘That is why wherever I go, I will always appeal to the leadership of the communities and the law enforcement agencies, to always have control over their constituencies.”

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  1. germans & russians try to wipe out the jews by pogroms, but they fail and the jews ended becoming a strong race in the world, so even it take a million years hitory will be tell ,

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  2. it is better to resign as the commander-in chief if you have no solution to the killing going on under you watch.

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  3. What of the Meyati Allah's leader that claimed responsibility, still you don't know those that are behind this? You are just defending your group that they are only used to carrying stick and cutlass, but the leader of the group accepted they carried out the heinous act for killing their ill claimed, unverified, unknown and unseen 300 cows. Does 300 cows worth a life of a human being? But you are still defending. That's hypocrisy. 2019 shall tell, we are all waiting for you.

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  4. Call it hate speach or not, I don't care, u said people blame u for it, if people don't blame u for it, who else u want them to blame. Did u not promise sericurity for all during your deceptive campaign? When u promised peace and now we are witnessing terror,if I may ask, who control army, police and other law enforcement units, if u can honestly answer that question, then when u look at d mirror baba, d person u see is to be blamed.

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