“It is unfair to accuse me of being silent on killings by herdsmen”, President Buhari says.
Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari faulted those who accused him of being silent on killings being carried out by suspected gun-wielding herdsmen in parts of the country. He said there was injustice in such aspersions.
President Buhari said this during his town hall meeting with Plateau state elders yesterday June 26th. According to him, unpatriotic politicians, and not herdsmen, were behind the various attacks. He said these class of politicians are doing everything possible to use the killings they mastermind for their benefit in 2019
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke during an interactive session with stakeholders in Jos, Plateau State, over the recent attacks that left scores of people dead.
Buhari said people were blaming him for not talking to the herdsmen probably because he looked like them.
He appealed to Nigerians to avoid inflammatory utterances that could endanger peace or promote conflicts.
The President said, “Whatever is being given to the media, we have to be very responsible about it.
What do you think about the president’s claim do you think he should be absorbed of the blame?