President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned Nigerians not to revenge attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Buhari, stated this while commissioning Comprehensive Special School, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
While condemning the attacks on Nigerians by herdsmen, Mr. Buhari noted that his administration would not tolerate the barbaric acts.
He added that the federal government was working hard to ensure that peace and stability returned to the North Central region which is mostly the recipient of the deadly attacks.
“I also want to assure the people of the north-central and indeed all Nigerians that the federal government is working day night to ensure peace and stability returns.
“We have deployed additional resources to all the affected areas to maintain law and order.
“The attacks by suspected herdsmen and other bandits will not be tolerated.
“I appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from reprisal attacks. The security agencies have standing order to arrest and prosecute any and all persons found with illegal arms
“I will once again express my condolences and sympathy to all the affected victims of these barbaric acts,” he added.
Recall that, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has appealed to Nigerians to re-elected President Buhari in 2019. In a statement released by his director General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo.
Governor Bello said the re-election of President Buhari in 2019 is in “the best interest of Nigerians”.
According to the governor, it is taking a lot of efforts to “rescue the country from the deep pit of an economic mess” which previous administrations put it.
The statement reads:
“We were here during the previous administration, and we saw what our country went through. Revelations in courts and from anti-graft agencies have shown us how bad the country was exposed to economic woes. President Muhammadu Buhari came and has continued to do his best to sanitise the country and relaunch it on the map of international reckoning. It takes more time to rebuild than to destroy. For our President to have achieved this much is magical and laudable. In the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians, President Buhari should continue to lead our country beyond 2019”.