Buhari holds Benue leaders in Aso Rock. President Muhammadu Buhari can on Monday (today) meet some leaders from Benue State over the recent killings recorded within the state.
Those expected at the meeting scheduled to carry at the Presidential Villa, national capital embody political, ancient and opinion leaders from the state.
A prime government supply told journalists on the condition of namelessness on Sunday that Governor Samuel Orton was expected to steer the state delegation that will embody federal and state lawmakers in addition as ancient rulers to the meeting.
Buhari holds Benue leaders in Aso Rock
Security chiefs are expected at the meeting.
The supply delineate the meeting jointly of the ways in which Buhari was responding to the recent violent attacks on communities within the state by Fulani herdsmen.
The supply aforementioned, “The imperative meeting is inevitable as a result of the frequency and scale of such violence and therefore the reactions that have trailed the incidents.
“The Presidency has been embarrassed by the big scale loss of lives caused by such recurrent violence against innocent folks.”
He additionally gave a sign that the state governor can be asked at the meeting to clarify his alleged role in militarisation some militias within the state.
“Discussions at the meeting can address the problem of the Fulani herdsmen, that is in question however could transcend their menace to incorporate the problem of the militarisation, coaching and funding of militia teams by some state governments,” he said.
The government official recalled the recent arrest of some armed militia members by the military and their confession of being armed by the Benue authorities.
This, he explained, had added a brand new twist to the Benue heroic tale.
“It mustn’t surprise anyone if the Presidency seeks an evidence regarding this from the governor with a read to going to the basis of the state’s security challenges,” he added.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and promotion, Garba Shehu, confirmed that the meeting with the Benue leaders is on the President’s schedule for Monday.
Shehu but aforementioned he had not been briefed on the problems to be mentioned at the meeting.
The presidential voice aforementioned, “The government welcomes any initiative by any cluster that will give lasting solutions to be country’s security issues.
“Security entails collective participation of all and it’s, within the President’s read higher for all to come back along to seek out solutions rather than anyone commercialism blames.”