Buhari says he is deeply worried over killings in Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is genuinely worried about the incessant attacks and killings, in Benue State.

He dismissed the belief in certain quarters that he is indifferent to the killings in Benue and other parts of the country.

The President, speaking on the attack in Makurdi, during his visit to the state, promised that the attacks in the state’s rural communities, will end soon.

“I cannot overlook the killings in Benue or any other part of Nigeria. I cannot do that. I am genuinely worried about the attacks in Benue and we are doing everything to end them,” he said.

Buhari however said he is surprised to hear that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, spent less than 24 hours in the state, in defiance to his directive, that he should relocate to the state until peace return.

The President, addressing a stakeholders meeting attended by state government officials, farmers, and cattle rearers, however explained, he will not discuss the issue in the public.

Governor Samuel Ortom, asked the President to upgrade the scope of the on-going military operation in the state, to effectively end the killings.

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