Buhari In Benue, Calls For Mutual Cooperation and Peaceful Coexistence
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday paid a condolence visit to Benue State, in a bid to commiserate with the people and government of the state over the loss of lives and properties owing to the frequent Fulani herders- farmers clash in the state.
During the visit, Buhari attended a stakeholders meeting held at the Government House in Makurdi. The meeting had in attendance, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno, The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and other top government functionaries.
Representatives of concerned groups in the state, which include Miyetti Allah Group, representatives of farmers in Benue State, Benue State Livestock guard, Benue Joint Sociocultural Group Mzough U-Tiv, among others were also in attendance.
Buhari assured the people of his commitment to speedily bring an end to the spate of extrajudicial killings across the country. He, however, appealed to the people of the state to continue to live harmoniously and peacefully.
“Let me appeal to our people in the state to apply more restraint, the relationship between farmers and herders will continue, it behoves on us to keep encouraging ourselves to continue to live together peacefully,” the President counselled.