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President Buhari condemns Fulani Herdsmen Killings in Benue as Nigerians Demand Action



President Buhari condemns Fulani Herdsmen Killings in Benue as Nigerians Demand Action - BellaNaija

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday condemned the killings and wanton destruction of properties in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of Benue.

Buhari commiserated with the government and people of Benue over the reported killings and injuring of several persons by Fulani herdsmen.

The president’s condolence message is contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in Abuja.

President Buhari expressed immense sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on even innocent children.

He assured the governor and people of the state that relevant security agencies had been directed to do everything possible to arrest those behind the regrettable incidents and avert further attacks.

“This is one attack too many, and everything must be done to provide security for the people in our rural communities,” he said.

President Buhari also commiserated with families of the victims and wished the injured speedy healing.

Nigerians on social media have however been calling on the president to act.

Although classified as one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world, very few arrests and prosecution have taken place, despite the frequency of the attacks and killings.

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose wrote on his Twitter, asking if the president’s silence on the killings isn’t suggestive. He wrote:

I am deeply sad about the killings going on in Benue State. When will these killings by Fulani herdsmen stop? When is President Buhari going to act? Isn’t the silence of the President suggestive?

Other Nigerians echo his thoughts, asking why the federal government and the president have refused to take decisive actions to bring to an end the rampage of the Fulani herdsmen.

See some of the tweets below:



  1. Hedx

    January 3, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    “There is a day of reckoning and it shall come inevitably”

  2. omo mummy

    January 3, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    this condemn that they are always condemning. we Condemn you too

  3. chichi

    January 4, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Poor states get very or little support from the president. If Benue didn’t get decent coverage on social media who knows if the state would of received any help during the floods that it suffered. I look forward to seeing real action within the government.

  4. Fact

    January 4, 2018 at 8:14 am

    The President doesn’t CARE!! It’s that simple. He doesn’t give a snot. All he cares about is his second term.

  5. Concerned yoruba lady

    January 4, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Apparently he is their grand patron…. this is sad!

    Buhari!!!!!! And you’re still appointing campaign manager!!!!!!!

    Only God can help this country!

    • tunmi

      January 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      and when DSS or SARS invites you for questioning for evidence supporting such a statement, you’ll cry out. Let’s be careful with those kind of statements, please.

      He spoke out….
      Senators and Reps of Benue, where art thou?
      Local govt chairperson of Guma and Logo…wherayou?

  6. Bowl

    January 4, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Nigerians rise and speak up for these people. This is getting out of hand.

  7. Dandelion

    January 4, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I have a new title for Buhari: Chief Condemner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

  8. Esther

    January 4, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Nigeria is cursed, must they continue the curse? NO. All APC, PDP, people who are against the real progress of Nigeria all
    Their plans will crumble down and melt like ice in this 2018. Jesus take the wheel.

  9. Fred H

    January 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm


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