Monday, 24 September, 2018

[BREAKING] Buhari to visit Benue, Yobe, Zamfara, Rivers, Taraba states

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Melissa Porter | 08 March, 2018, 15:21

President Muhammadu Buhari during a stakeholders' meeting with representatives of ethnic groups and the Taraba State Government at the Taraba Government House in Jalingo on Monday, said more lives has been lost to the Taraba crisis than that of the killings in Benue and Zamfara states.

"Nigerians can no longer be deceived by a President who never cared for them when they needed him most".

The former general, who came to power in 2015 vowing to crush Boko Haram's jihadist insurgency, has not stated whether he will seek re-election in February 2019, but a surge in violence has cast a shadow over his term.

The statesman urged Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the states to allow for full military control to facilitate the defeat of insurgents.

Fayose noted that the President failed to visit Yobe state after the abduction students in Dapchi, but graced the wedding ceremony of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's daughter, Hajiya Fatima and her groom, Idris Ajimobi, son of the Oyo state governor, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi, which took place in Kano state over the weekend.

Having received and studied the Reports, the President has chose to undertake an on the spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected.

President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not have to visit troubled states to prove that he is taking action against killings.

Buhari gave the order on Monday, March 5, during his condolence visit to Taraba state over the recent clashes between farmers and herdsmen that has engulfed parts of the state. The then-president, Goodluck Jonathan, was heavily criticised for his slow response to the kidnapping. That was seized upon by his detractors in the 2015 election campaign. Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped 110 school girls last week in a Yobe school. His political opponents have said he should have visited Dapchi instead.

"On January 9 and 12, this year, 88 victims of herdsmen attacks were given mass burial in Taraba State".