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Buhari “Unreservedly Condemns” attacks by Fulani Herdsmen on Communities across Nigeria

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Pres BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has condemned the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo community in Enugu state by Fulani Herdsmen,  and other such acts across the country, assuring Nigerians of his administrations’s commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and properties in all parts of the country.

The statement titled, “Ending Upsurge of Attacks On Communities By Herdsmen Now a National Priority” read:

Following continuing reports of attacks by “herdsmen” on communities across the country, particularly Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo in Enugu State, President Muhammadu Buhari assures all Nigerians, once again, of his administration’s continued commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property in all parts of the country.

President Buhari unreservedly condemns the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo on other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.

Acting on the President’s directive, the Inspector-General of Police and heads of the nation’s other security agencies are already taking urgent steps to fully investigate the attacks, apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons is now a priority on the Buhari Administration’s agenda for enhanced national security and the Armed Forces and Police have clear instructions to take all necessary action to stop the carnage.

In keeping with the President’s directive, the Inspector-General of Police, the General Officer Commanding the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army and the Director of the Department of State Security in Enugu State have visited Ukpabi Nimbo to personally oversee investigations into the attack on the community and ongoing efforts to apprehend the culprits.

Meanwhile, President Buhari is scheduled to meet with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi later today (Wednesday) to receive further briefing on the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and discuss additional measures to forestall similar attacks and restore public confidence.

The President urges all Nigerians to remain calm and assured of his administration’s readiness to deploy all required personnel and resources to remove this new threat to the collective security of the nation.

27 Comments

  1. Tata Coker

    April 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Finally President Buhari speaks, journalists have been asking him to address this situation for the past 3 months.

    • Damilola

      April 27, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      I’m yet to understand why Buhari doesn’t address his country and people that elected him directly? Why does he stand in solidarity with France, Belgium but not his country experiencing Boko haram? He only gives interviews abroad not in Nigeria. Fulanis, his own people have been murdering innocent lives for a while now but he’s just responding not even him but his senior special assistant. Shame on you Buhari.

      Fulanis have been killing people, taking/destroying lands in Jos, Benue now they are attacking in Enugu. If buhari doesn’t do anything to stop these animals, people should fight, defend themselves. Kill the fulanis.

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      April 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      “I’m yet to understand why Buhari doesn’t address his country and people that elected him directly?” Me and you o. I just confuse.

      But in 2019 when re-election comes he will start addressing us directly.

  2. nene+

    April 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Too late!Very late!
    After Rochas and other governors visited okeekwensu ndi igbo?
    Is Mbaka still in Enugu tho?
    Shame on those who deceived Nigerians.
    Does Oby Ezeks and Soludo still have their vocal cord intact?
    Mtcheew. Mr governor should deal with these marauders and stop sobbing!

    • FasholasLover

      April 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Buhari will weep where there will be no one to console him. The disrespect is too much. Ogini? Condemn after how long? When l once said the man only delivers important information/ news from abroad worshippers laid eggs under my comment. Never have a people bn looked upon in disdain by one who begged to lead. All the activists hv gone mute suffering and smiling. He should pls. fly off again so Nigerians can know what is going on.

      Nneene asked a valid question early on today, who will pay for the grazing corridor that govt has proposed as a solution to the grazing problem? Is govt going to spend tax payers money to fund private enterprise?

      The grazing problem is a terrorist attack and the earlier it is treated as such the better. This here is the North bringing war right to our doorstep in the South, East and who knows where else.

  3. kikiki

    April 27, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Buhari is the head of the Fulani terrorists.

    ^^^ That’s just the fact.

    Anybody who disputes this is not just a fool, but a bloodsucking nitwit.

  4. kikiki

    April 27, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    How come this isn’t happening in Kano and all northern states? This is definitely more than a coincidence.

    • anonymous

      April 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Happens a lot in the North Central states though.

    • kikiki

      April 27, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Core hausa North my friend! Don’t mean NC

      Of course Agatu is NC that I know.

    • 'Deola

      April 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      There is not enough grass for the cows to eat. They go were there is enough grass and were many are deserting their villages to live in the cities or live abroad.

    • aaasss lickers

      April 27, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Get out of the way Deola and stop disgracing Yorubas! Buhari house gir

    • Oma

      April 27, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      You’re extremely stupid and insensitive to bring tribe into this.. Like you have not read that scores of people have been killed. No one has a right to invade another persons village. It’s stupid people like you that will be forming educated while really the money spent on your school fees would have been of better use if spent on akara in the market.

    • ElessarisElendil

      April 28, 2016 at 2:14 am

      Because the desert is coming south denying them grassland……….It isn’t just a Nigerian phenomenon. BTW environmental problems are something we kick kicking down the road. When the Chad dries, we’ll know.

  5. adebisi

    April 27, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    In year 2013, I got a revelation: In that dream, I saw myself in a government house. ‎News severed that the person who was supposed to win the presidential election lost out, and Boko Haram took over. 
    ‎‎
    Then while in government house, we learnt that Boko Haram came into the South (South South, South West, South East collectively) and began a massacre. The massacre began in the villages. Then gradually, it began spreading to the cities. Government officials in the South did not care about the situation because they felt they were opportune with government security. Then something funny happened…
    ‎‎
    In that dream…we were in government house… We were watching TV and there was a news flash that Boko Haram had held siege all government houses in the entire South. And before we could absorb the situation from the TV screens, Boko Haram was already in the government house where I was….

    They had already massacred the security guards and personnels that watched over the government house, slaughtered civil servants and were already climbing to the top where government officials hibernated…

    In fact, as we made to run out of the room where we were, ‎Boko Haram was already in the room adjacent ours, and was already slaughtering government personalities! Fewer government personalities managed to escape the massacre. I too was lucky to have escaped. I saw a legion of Boko Haram armies overtaking the government house. They exclaimed victory and even hoisted their flag at the entrance of the government house…

    Then I saw where the South lived in terror. I saw where Boko Haram were going to houses, door by door, slaughtering people. One night, they visited my neighbourhood (which was shown to me in the dream as a government residence). They were in my neighbour\’s door slaughtering his family, when I managed to run out in the dark. The night air was soiled with blood stench. Almost everyone seemed dead and only few feet including mine, survived the massacre. 

    • 'Deola

      April 27, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      The logical conclusion to your dream is those that survived converted to Islam.

  6. Ginger

    April 27, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    So is our president to big to address us by person on tv or in a press statement? He couldn’t even write to us? Or care to pretend that he did? Too many things are wrong with that country and we don’t even know where to start complaining from.

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      April 27, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      2019 come re-election time he will address us in person. Be patient. #sarcasm

    • Peace

      April 28, 2016 at 6:38 am

      Hopefully 2019 won’t be too late…. Its a long time to wait. What if the worst would have occurred before 2019? Then even our voices won’t be heard. Everything is wrong in this leadership! Instead of building peace and wealth, an army is being built in disguise. I fear for this country in years to come.

  7. Ginger

    April 27, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    *too big

  8. Pearl

    April 27, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    He finally addresses it. I don’t know why it has to take this long for Presidents to acknowledge National Tragedies in Nigeria. Jonathan did, now Buhari. Ridiculous.

  9. peridot

    April 27, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    We are ruled by clueless and wicked set of idiots. Nigeria is in trouble, big trouble. Fulani herdsmen go about killing innocent people and it takes forever for the President of the country to make a statement. We condemned Jonathan for this , now this clown is repeating the same thing., We shouldn’t be partisan and support someone based on his political party. Rather address their ability to deliver to the country based on what they have promised. Everything has gone wrong since this administration took over from fulani herdsmen killings, worsening fuel scarcity,electricity shortage, misplaced priorities especially with the countless unnecessary trips abroad. We need to do another episode of OCCUPY NIGERIA.

  10. nnenne

    April 27, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    My south eastern governors and legislators, what is the way forward after all the crying and social media frenzy.
    What are you putting in place to stop this senseless killings? You all should know by now that Bahari has shown over and over again that he is not your president!!

    As for ordinary citizens, how about stopping to eat meat for at least one month or until Buhari does something?
    Yes, that’s one passive aggressive way of showing solidarity!

  11. Ehiwarior

    April 27, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    His prolonged vibrate mode about the senseless killings says more, this man doesn’t care about southern Nigerians.

  12. Art

    April 27, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Trailer load of Bull crap. “Ending Upsurge of Attacks On Communities By Herdsmen Now a National Priority” so it is now you’re realizing that these murderers are a national threat, after they have murdered close to 1000 people since president Buhari came to power. It took pressure from the media to compel the president to make a statement about killings in Ukpabi-Nimbo Enugu after 48hrs. There are even reports making the rounds that the governor tried to avert the attacks by alerting the military command in Enugu to provide security for the community but the commander told the governor that he couldn’t do anything without the authorization of the presidency, so the governor tried speaking with the president about the issue but was kept on hold for hours. But moments after the massacre the police and military were deployed to prevent a reprisal attack. The way these (Fulani) herds men are going about their killing spree with sophisticated weapons and without any real form of resistance from the police or the military gives one a serious food for thought. How long shall we continue to remain calm in this country while our leaders fail to carry out their responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the citizens.

  13. Mykool

    April 27, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I weep for my dear country.

    When will this country know peace!

  14. ElessarisElendil

    April 28, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Serious question: Why are Nigerians denied their right to bear arms?

    1. Its obvious that the criminals aren’t following the laws.

    2. We have more than 4,477km of borders we’re clearly having trouble protecting.

    3. We have a history of certain groups gaining access to weaponry and massacring others. Better we’re all stuck in a mutually assured destruction scenario than this paranoid situation.

    Sales and production will employ people.

  15. Pope

    July 24, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Na now him wake up abi?

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