President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of the victims of killings in several parts of the country saying the All Progressives (APC)-led administration has tried hard in curtailing insecurity in the country.
President Buhari said this on Monday during his visit to Taraba State, one of the troubled state. According to him, the purpose of the visit was to apart from condoling with the victims but to also meet with traditional rulers to appeal to them to pursue peace in their communities.
“I came here mainly to have this forum with leaders, traditional rulers and the state government to extend my condolences to all those who have lost loved ones and properties.
“I am appealing to the traditional rulers not to give up in pursuing peace. The country has to be secured before you can manage the economy.”
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The President in the statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu said further that his administration’s commitment to resolving the crises between herdsmen and farmers.
He said his administration had focused on securing the country since assumption of office, adding that the “worst critics of APC will agree that we have tried in improving the security situation in the country, right from the Boko Haram attacks.’’
On his part, the governor commended the Federal Government for the ongoing construction of the Mambila Power Plant as the completion of the project would greatly impact on the economy of the state and the nation.
He, however, regretted that he inherited a state that was deeply divided along ethnic and tribal lines.
In doing that, he noted, there would be a need for the traditional rulers to support the government in terms of their structures, goodwill and experience in promoting harmony.
While warning that all the perpetrators of violence in the country President Buhari said the security situation in the country had improved upon the APC assumption of office in 2015.
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