President Buhari anxious by attacks in Benue


Ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo has visited the gravesite of 73 people killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue state.

He appealed to leaders of various groups in the state to convince their constituents that the Federal Government was doing its best to end the recurring attacks by armed herdsmen in various parts of the country.

Former governor of the state and now a senator George Akume conveyed his peoples bitterness against the president at a town hall meeting the president had with the communities. And I didn't know he moved here (Benue State) and didn't spend (time) and then move to Nasarawa.

Apart from Taraba and Benue, he is also expected to visit Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states where cases of terror attacks and clashes have been recorded.

"I can not overlook the killings in Benue or any other part of Nigeria".

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Buhari stated this Monday during a meeting with major Benue stakeholders at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when Governor Samuel Ortom informed him that the IGP did not relocated to Benue but came to state just day. He said he is genuinely anxious about the attacks in Benue and doing everything to end them.

"What I did was to call him and give him the directive".

"Your Excellency, we plead with you to take steps to reduce the sufferings of these over 170,000 countrymen in the eight internally displaced camps".

Mr Owoicho maintained that the cordial working relationship between the Presidential Committee and the state government had brought about a synergy whereby facilities had been provided to guarantee the welfare of the IDPs, and expressed the Committee's sympathy to the state over the situation.

"Whether that person is loyal to you or not is totally a different thing", President Buhari said.