Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the President was shocked at the incident in Benue.
This is coming on the heels of Mr President's order for a full scale investigation into the alleged killing of over 30 people, in Agatu-Benue state, by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President was shocked at the incident.
Shehu also said Buhari has asked security agencies to investigate the root cause of the matter.
According to the President’s media aide, Buhari said “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,” the President was quoted as saying.”
“We are all one nation and one people. 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.
“Once the investigations are concluded, we will act immediately to address the root of the problem.”
Buhari also expressed his condolences to the people and government of Benue state.
The President also went to Medinah for Lesser Hajj, Umrah to Pray for Nigeria.