President Buhari to Visit Benue State

For the first time since the herdsmen attack in Benue and several other states started, President Muhammadu Buhari has decided to visit the states to perform an on the spot assessment of the situation.

In a statement released on Monday, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari announced that his visits would begin
with a trip to Taraba State on Monday before he leaves for Ghana and will be subsequently followed by visits to Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states.

The statement read, "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."

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