Buhari Vows To End Herdsmen’s Incessant Attacks
Following the outcry generated by the killing of about 50 people in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State on Monday by suspected Fulani herdsmen, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will ensure the safety of lives and property of all Nigerians.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said that President Buhari specifically condemned the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and other acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.
He stated that acting on the President’s directive, the Inspector-General of Police and other agencies security chiefs were already taking urgent steps to thoroughly investigate the attacks, arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
The statement added that ending the latest upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen allegedly armed with sophisticated weapons is top priority on the agenda of the Buhari led administration for enhanced national security.
According to the statement, “the Armed Forces and Police have clear instructions to take all necessary action to stop the carnage. In keeping with the President’s directive, the Inspector-General of Police, the General Officer Commanding the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army and the Director of the Department of State Security in Enugu State have visited Ukpabi Nimbo to personally oversee investigations into the attack on the community and ongoing efforts to apprehend the culprits”.
The statement stated that Buhari has urged all Nigerians to remain calm, assuring them of his administration’s readiness to deploy all required personnel and resources to stop the current security threats across the country.