President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the frequent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers of communities in Benue State.
President Buhari ordered security agencies to get to the root causes of the problem.
“We will conduct an investigation to know exactly what happened; the only way to bring an end to the violence once and for all is to look beyond one incident and ascertain exactly what factors are behind the conflicts”.
“We are all one nation and one people,” he said. “There should not be any reason why Nigerians of any group or tongue cannot now reside with one another wherever they find themselves after decades of living together.”
President Buhari extended his condolences to the government and people of Benue State, particularly the people of the Agatu communities. He assured them that the government would do everything possible to ensure that no such incident ever occurred in their midst again.
“Once the investigations are concluded, we will act immediately to address the root of the problem,” he said.