The Presidency has tasked the Nigeria Police Force to publish the names of Fulani herders undergoing trials in different parts of the country.
This was made known on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, while speaking on Channels Television programme, ‘Sunrise Daily’, monitored in Yenagoa by Nigerdelta connect.
Shehu insisted that Buhari, who is also of the Fulani ethnic stock, is not complicit in the herdsmen crisis that is rocking different parts of the country.
In his words, “The president is more than concerned regarding the ongoing situation. He is fully conscious of the fact that it is the responsibility of his government to work with Nigerians to secure lives and stop the ongoing crisis whether they are kidnappings or the new line of ethnic violence. He condemns it and he does not support it.”
Shehu urged security agencies to take a cue from the president’s remark and do everything possible to stop the ongoing attacks in different parts of the country and secure the citizens and their property.
He insisted that it is uncharitable to make bad comments against the president, adding that many criminal Fulani herders are being prosecuted.
“I hope the headquarters of the Police will take responsibility and publish the full list of Fulani herders who are undergoing trials in various states, particularly in Benue State.
“Trials are going on, convictions have been made and the president cannot be complicit. It is very uncharitable. The president cannot be complicit in the kinds of things being said of him,” he added.