FG Plans To Visit Benue, Yobe, Rivers, Taraba, Zamfara Over Recent Attacks
Following the incessant killings in some states in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has seen a necessity to visit the states affected.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known via a statement to journalists revealing that Benue, Yobe, Zamfara, Rivers and Taraba states will be visited specifically.
He added that, “his journey will begin with a trip to Taraba State on Monday; and that he would subsequently visit 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.”