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Buhari "Criminals disguised as herdsmen will be dealt with" - President says

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to deal with criminals disguised as herdsmen.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the presidential villa in Abuja play President Muhammadu Buhari (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

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President Muhammadu Buhari said he has ordered the military to "deal decisively" with criminals who attack villages under disguise of Fulani herdsmen.

President Buhari stated this today, August 5, 2016 at the graduation ceremony of officers who took part in the National Defence College training which began in September, 2015.

President Buhari commended the participants and urged them to do their best to end the attacks on communities by armed persons disguising as herdsmen.

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The president also stated that his administration was making efforts to rebuilding the north-east and the Niger Delta to correct the injustices experienced by both regions in the past.

The graduation ceremony had in attendance serving and retired military officers, the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II, members of the diplomatic corps, the graduating officers and their well-wishers present.

Former President Abubakar Abdulsami, Vice Admiral, Jubrila Ayinla, Major General Chris Garba, the Minister of Defence and the Chiefs of Army, Naval and Air Staff were part of those who were awarded at the event.

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