Buhari Orders IGP, Others To Deal Decisively With Rampaging Herdsmen

Buhari-Catholic BishopsPresident Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s resolve to deal decisively and expeditiously with continued attacks on communities across the country by armed herdsmen.
The president gave the reassurance Monday night at a meeting with members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), at the State House, Abuja.
Buhari confirmed that heads of the country’s security agencies have been ordered to take all necessary steps to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.
“We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, in very strong terms, to deal decisively with the attackers”, he was quoted as saying in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The president expressed his personal condolences to the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, the people of Ukpabi Nimbo and all other communities that have suffered fatalities and other losses from the recent attacks.
Speaking on other national issues, President Buhari assured the Bishops that he was acting with deliberation and moving methodically to implement his change agenda for the good of the country.
He said: “We need to rebuild our institutions methodically, we need to change the way we do things.
“In the last 10 years, crude oil sold for more than $100 per barrel, but Nigeria did not save. That is why we have found ourselves where we are today”, President Buhari told the Catholic Bishops, led by Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos.
However, the president assured the Bishops that his administration was working very hard to fulfill all the promises it had made to Nigerians, adding that his greatest motivating factor now is the desire to bring positive change to Nigeria.
Responding on behalf of the bishops, Most Rev. Kaigama expressed the solidarity of the CBCN with President Buhari.
“We are willing to collaborate with you and with your administration, in which we see hope for a greater Nigeria”, Kaigama told the president.
The bishops also pledged continued prayers for Nigeria and the government, expressing their conviction that current hardships are temporary, and Nigeria will soon overcome its present difficulties.


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