By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has again said that his administration will deal decisively and expeditiously with armed herdsmen who attack communities anywhere in the country.
A statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari reaffirmed his commitment to check the excesses of the herdsmen during a meeting with members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) late Monday.
“Against the background of reports of continued attacks on communities across the country by armed herdsmen, Buhari late Monday in Abuja restated his administration’s resolve to deal decisively and expeditiously with the matter,” Adesina said.
According to him, Buhari confirmed that heads of national security agencies had been ordered to take all necessary action to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.
“We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, in very strong terms, to deal decisively with the attackers,” the president said.
The president expressed his personal condolences to the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, the people of Ukpabi Nimbo and all other communities that had suffered fatalities and other losses from the recent attacks.
Speaking on other national issues, the president assured the Bishops that he was acting with deliberation and moving methodically to implement his change agenda for the good of the country.
“We need to rebuild our institutions methodically, we need to change the way we do things.
“In the last 10 years, crude oil sold for more that $100 per barrel, but Nigeria did not save. That is why we have found ourselves where we are today,” Buhari told the Catholic Bishops, led by Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos.”
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