Monday, 12 March 2018

Buhari blames IGP over Benue killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the Inspector General of Police, Idris Abubakar over the continuous killings in Benue State.

The President said this while faulting the notion in some quarters that he had abandoned the people of Benue State.

Buhari said he had the people of the state at heart and will not abandon them.

The president, who is in Benue made this remark during a stakeholders meeting in Makurdi, the state capital.

According to him, “The problem in Benue stated worsening because the IGP refused to follow my instruction.

“It is wrong to think I have abandoned the people of Benue. I still have at heart.

“I thank the governor and the people of the state for receiving me.

“We have deployed security agencies to make sure the clashes between farmers and end as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, has denied involvement in the killings and attacks in the State.

The Chairman of the group in Benue State, Ubbi Haruna, who spoke during the stakeholders meeting said the allegations that the group was behind the killings of innocent people of the state was “totally misleading.”

Haruna said, “The association has always appreciated peaceful and harmonious coexistence between farmers and herdsmen.

“Going forward, there will be peace in the state. Let bygones be bygones to allow peace and security to prevail.”

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