President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Makurdi, the Benue State capital, to meet with the state Governor Samuel Ortom and others stakeholders over recent killings in some states. President Buhari arrived the airport at Makurdi, the state capital at exactly 10:43 a.m. on Monday morning. The president was accompanied by some ministers, aides and other governors.
The president is scheduled to meet with leaders and stakeholders in the state at the Government House. This is President Buhari’s first visit to the state since the New Year killings which claimed the lives of over 70 people.
President, Muhammadu Buhari, is in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, to meet with the Governor Samuel Ortom and various stakeholders.
He was earlier scheduled to visit the Tor-Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, visits the Exercise Cat Race Camp and also meet IDPs in Gbajimba, Guma LGA headquarters but will unfortunately not be able to make other visits asides the meeting with stakeholders.
The President had last week visited Taraba State, one of the hotbeds of the herdsmen-farmers crisis which has left scores dead and displaced hundreds.
The President who was in the northeastern state to commiserate with the people over the recent killings there described the attacks and bloodshed as unfortunate.
Noting that that collective effort is required for peace and security, President Buhari appealed to all Nigerians the victims of the attacks get justice through the identification and prosecution of the perpetrators.
The Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku who received the President assured him that the state government and the traditional institution would be mobilised to work together to ensure that the plans of the government to protect lives and property is actualised.
Apart from Taraba and Benue, he is also expected to visit Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states where cases of terror attacks and clashes have been recorded, Channels reports.