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My Hands Are Clean Over Fulani Herdsmen Killings Of Innocent Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari administration recently released details of federal government’s effort in stoping attacks and killings by Fulani herdsmen in Benue and other parts of Nigeria. Federal Government in a statement said the Herdsmen killings started since 2013 with over 190 people killed therefore ask Nigerians to stop blaming Buhari adminstration and faulting assertions that the attacks were happening because Buhari is Fulani.

‎In a statement: “Insinuations and allegations that the attacks and killings are happening because President Buhari is Fulani are both unkind and incorrect. These attacks long predated the Buhari Government. In 2013 no fewer than nine cases of herdsmen attacks were recorded in Benue State alone, with more than 190 people killed. In 2014 there were no fewer than 16 recorded attacks, in Benue, which claimed more than 230 victims. Between January and May 2015, six attacks left more than 300 people dead, again in Benue State alone.

“This historical context is important for a proper understanding of the issue, and to avoid unnecessarily politicizing what should be regarded and dealt with as acts of criminality. These attacks have been a longstanding issue, and successive governments have struggled to contain the situation.
“The Buhari Administration is more than fully committed to bringing the cycle of violence to an end, prosecuting the attackers, and preventing further killings and attacks.

President Buhari has condemned the killings in Benue and other parts of the country and stands by his earlier directives to security agencies that all those behind wanton killings in any part of the country must be brought to book. The security agencies also have standing instructions to arrest and prosecute any and all persons found with illegal arms.

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