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Herdsmen killings: Presidency reacts to Buhari’s absence in Benue



The presidency has reacted to complaints on why President Buhari has not gone to Benue state to commiserate with the government and people of the state over the recent herdsmen attack in the state.

Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, speaking with Channels TV on Sunday said President Buhari will soon visit Benue state and other states under attack.

He urged Nigerians to be patient as Buhari is not slow in action against herdsmen attack.

”It is a very sad development in our country. The President himself has expressed his sadness about it. You would recall that right on the day the incident happened, he caused a statement to be issued from the office of the special adviser on media and publicity that the development was condemnable, that the security agents must move in immediately and put it in each. He has sent in the IG of police, Minister of Interior and others. In terms of visiting, the president will visit not just Benue. Recall that killings are taking place in Taraba, Rivers, Kaduna. The president will also visit most of these theaters of killings.

”If killings happened on January 1st and the President reacted on January 1st, I don’t see anything wrong in that. If you call it sluggish, it will just be your opinion and they have a right to their opinion. On the day it happened, he directed security agencies on what to do.

Reacting on Oby Ezekwesili’s Red card campaign to remove Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressive Congress out of government in 2019, Adesina said everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

”In a country of 180 million, there is no way you will not have dissatisfaction from some areas but every news of dissatisfaction that comes to the President, he looks into and if anybody is waving a red card, if the Nigerian Referees Association have recognised her as a referee, then she can wave the red card”.

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