President Muhammadu Buhari has promise that the federal government will continue to strengthen relations with traditional institutions in the country in order to find lasting solutions to the herdsmen and farmers crises. Naija News Learnt
The President who was in the northeastern state to commiserate with the people over the recent killings there described the attacks and bloodshed as unfortunate.
Noting that that collective effort is required for peace and security, President Buhari appealed to all Nigerians the victims of the attacks get justice through the identification and prosecution of the perpetrators.
Naija News also gathered that the Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku who received the President assured him that the state government and the traditional institution would be mobilised to work together to ensure that the plans of the government to protect lives and property is actualised.
“I am appealing to the traditional rulers not to give up in pursuing peace,’’ he said.
He told the royal fathers and leaders that the government was fully committed to resolving the crises between herdsmen and farmers, and would be counting on their structures, good will and experience in promoting harmony.
The president warned that all the perpetrators of violence in the country would be investigated and prosecuted, while condoling the families that lost loved ones in the mayhems.
“I came here mainly to have this forum with leaders, traditional rulers and the state government to extend my condolences to all those who have lost loved ones and properties,’’ he said.
President Buhari said his administration had focused on securing the country since assumption of office, adding that the “worst critics of APC will agree that we have tried in improving the security situation in the country, right from the Boko Haram attacks.’’
“The country has to be secured before you can manage the economy,’’ the president noted