President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday urged to leaders of various groups in Benue State to convince their constituents that the Federal Government is doing its best to end the recurring attacks by armed herdsmen in various parts of the country.
Responding to remarks by various stakeholders during a Town Hall meeting in the Government House, Makurdi, the President also urged the stakeholders to show restraint and allow the security agencies to handle the untenable situation.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said: “The governor and I, and others here know that we will leave one day. But the relationship between farmers and herders will continue. I urge you to keep in touch with them and advise them to live peacefully. Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups with different cultures and nobody can question God for putting us together.”
Speaking on his memories of the country’s Civil War Buhari noted that his nostalgic experience with military personnel from Benue State would never allow him to do harm to the state.