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Killings Everyday In Nigeria: Buhari Finally Ready To Visit Benue, Taraba, Four 'Troubled' States

After several Nigerians have complained bitterly for weeks and months due to his perceived lack of concern for the plight of citizens who are killed daily by herdsmen and other criminal elements, President Buhari has finally decided to visit the affected states.

Here's an official statement from the Presidency:

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.

Having received and studied the Reports, 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.

FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
March 5, 2018.