Buhari to visit Benue, Yobe, Rivers, others
The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has decided to visit the trouble-ridden areas in the North East of Nigeria and a rich oil state in the South: Taraba, Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers State.
Nigerians had criticized the President for refusing to visit Benue State where over 70 people were slaughtered by the Fulani Herdsmen on the 1st of January, 2018.
In view of the recent criticism, the President, through his Special Adviser, Femi Adesina said he has received briefings on the affected state and would start his visits to these states including Dapchi in Yobe State where over 100 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram.
“In view of recent terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes in some States leading to tragic loss of lives and kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls, President Muhammadu Buhari immediately tasked the Armed Forces and other Security agencies to compile comprehensive reports on the various incidents.
“The President has decided to undertake an on the spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected. From today, March 5, he will visit Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers States.
“President Buhari has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the Governors, and has been updated with situation reports.
“The President calls on all Nigerians especially those in the affected areas to cooperate fully with the Security Agencies to enable them curb the spate of crimes, bring those responsible to justice and prevent further occurrences,” Buhari said.