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Tukur Buratai 'Killer herdsmen may have ties with Boko Haram,' Army Chief says

While calling on Nigerians to be security conscious at all times, Buratai said with timely information, the herdsmen problem can be tackled.

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The Chief of Army Sta‎ff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that the violent herdsmen ravaging some parts of the country may have links with the Boko Haram terrorists.

While calling on Nigerians to be security conscious at all times, Buratai said with timely information, the herdsmen problem can be tackled.

He stated this in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Thursday, May 26, while on a courtesy visit Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

"We want to call on all Nigerians to be security conscious and to report any suspicious persons or group of people that are roaming about in their communities," he said.

“One may not be too far from the fact that some of these herdsmen that are attacking communities across the country may have some affiliation with the Boko Haram terrorists.

"This we are further investigating and also pursuing them so that we can address the situation, so let's be security conscious. Let's report quickly movement of suspicious persons carrying arms.

"If you suspect any individual within your community, we should be able to report immediately.

“Timely information is very important. We have our troops deployed in certain areas and I believe the Police are working with them to be able to tackle any challenge that comes, " he said.

Amosun commended the Nigerian Army for restoring peace in the North East.

"We want to commend their effort because we know that before now, we all know what the Boko Haram has turned Nigeria into, but for their effort, they have restored sanity," the Governor said.

READ: Boko Haram kills 30 fulani herdsmen

Amosun praised the Army for restoring the dignity of the Nigerian Army and the entire Nigerians.

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