President Muhammadu Buhari has accused politicians of cheap blackmail over the recent killings and clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country.
Buhari noted that these politicians are denting his image with claims that he has remained silent over the killings across the country because he belongs to the Fulani tribe.
He made this known on Tuesday in Ekiti State, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally for Kayode Fayemi in forthcoming July 17 governorship election.
“May I again clear the air on the issue of herdsmen and farmers conflict. Many politicians in their mischievous attitude have been blackmailing me and the APC-led administration purporting that I have not taken any action on the issue because I am a Fulani man. This is a cheap blackmail.”
The President, however, added that he is committed to his oath of office of protecting lives of Nigerians.
“The protection of lives and properties of Nigerians is my responsibility. This I have vowed to do and will stick to the oath of office. I assure you that measures are been taken to ensure lasting solutions,” he said.