President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way to Plateau state to personally assess the security situation, condole with the victims of the recent killings, as well as reaffirm the federal government’s total commitment to peace and justice.
NAIJ.com had reported that president would today, Tuesday, June 26, visit Jos, the Plateau state capital, following the recent killings that occurred in parts of the state.
This Day, also reported that a presidency source, said that Buhari would likely arrive in Jos by 12pm. The president is expected to address issues relating to recurrent killings by suspected herdsmen against people of the state.
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It was learnt that the during the visit, Buhari would direct the installation of a special military operation base in Mahanga, Barkin Ladi local government area.
Buhari’s scheduled visit is sequel to the town hall meeting Vice President Yemi Osibanjo had with stakeholders in Jos on Monday night, June 25, to reduce tension in the state.
In a related report, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to cancel his planned trip to Cross Rivers state and visit Plateau state over killings instead.
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The former ruling party, called on the president to go to Plateau and condole with the families of the victims of killings, adding that he should find a lasting solution to the incessant killings in the country before it gets out of hands.
Meanwhile, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has given reasons why herdsmen attacked mourners in Plateau state, killing over 120 people and causing serious injuries to hundreds others.
The chairman, north central zone of the organisation, Danladi Ciroma, who condemned the attacks, however, claimed the people were killed in retaliation to the killings of about 300 cows belonging to the herdsmen, The Nation reports.
Ciroma said the state governor, Lalong, has done a lot to restore peace in the area but the criminal elements hiding among their people are frustrating these peace efforts. He added that security agencies have tried, but they need to do more by being fair to all parties.
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