Herdsmen Attacks: “Go and give your people Justice” – Buhari tells stakeholders in Taraba
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged stakeholders in Taraba to return to their homes and find a lasting solution to the problems they are having with Fulani Herdsmen.
Buhari made the call at a meeting with representatives of ethnic groups and the Taraba State government at the Taraba Government House in Jalingo on Monday.
Buhari, though said his government has done well in the area of security, reminded the people that his administration would come to an end but the people would have to find a solution for their problems.
He said:“Governor Darius Ishaku and I are here temporarily. We will go at the end of our tenure, but you are permanent with the people at the grassroots.
“So, I charge you to go back and find ways of resolving the crises in your domains. Go and give your people justice for peace to reign.
“When I was campaigning, I came here and promised to provide security, boost the economy and fight corruption.
“Today, even our worst enemy can attest to the fact that the APC-led Federal Government has done well in the area of security. We have decimated Boko Haram, while the fight against corruption is going on well.
“I can only appeal to the conscience of the people for them to embrace peace and live with one another in harmony so that there could be development and not destruction.
“As a President, I have sources of getting intelligence on happening across the country and so I should not be expected to always go out to the field to make noise and insult the sensibility of Nigerians before it would be known that I am taking actions against the killings.”
The President said on Monday that the crisis on the Mambila Plateau in Taraba had claimed more lives than the herdsmen killing in Benue and Zamfara States.
“There were more killings in Mambilla than Benue and Zamfara states. I chose to visit Taraba first, but I will be going to Benue and Zamfara after I return from Ghana to also condole with the people,” he said.
The President called on security agencies to arrest any herdsmen caught with firearms.