- Muhammadu Buhari says he is putting in his best to address all security challenges in Zamfara and other parts of the country
- He promises to address poor facilities of the federal government-owned radio stations in all states of the federation
- The president blames politicians for the killings in Plateau state
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the massive transfer of police personnel in Zamfara state as part of deliberate measures to address cases of armed banditry in the state.
The president disclosed this when a delegation of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria visited him at the state house, Abuja, on Monday, June 25, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Buhari was reacting to the burning issue of violent conflicts in some parts of country, especially Zamfara state which has been battling cattle rustling and kidnapping in recent months.
Armed bandits and cattle thieves have been terrorizing villages in the state in the past months with many innocent citizens killed and villages burnt or destroyed.
Buhari told the Shari’ah delegation that he was putting in his best to address all security challenges in Zamfara and other parts of the country.
He said that following his dissatisfaction with the performance of the Police in Zamfara state, he ordered a massive transfer of officers and men who had stayed three years and above in the troubled State.
The president also revealed that he had received a “stiff bill” from the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, for the restoration of the dilapidated infrastructure and facilities of the federal government-owned radio stations in all states of the federation.
He pledged that something would be done about the situation.
Spokesman of the delegation and the vice-president of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, Sheikh Hadiyyatullahi Abdulrashid, had commended President Buhari for his efforts toward uplifting the quality of life of all Nigerians.
He, however, appealed to the President to address the pathetic state of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Kaduna.
In a related report, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, June 25, decried how desperate politicians have increasingly cheapened human life in their quest to establish a reign of instability and chaos in the country for political gains.
President Buhari, who was reacting to recent clashes in Plateau, which left scores dead, said in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, that those behind the killings hoped that it would give them an advantage in the coming elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidency quoted security information which indicated that about one hundred cattle were rustled by a community in Plateau state, and some herdsmen were killed in the process.
The report also revealed that the state governor, Simon Lalong, had invited the aggrieved groups and pleaded against further action while the law enforcement agents looked into the matter. Less than 24 hours later, violence broke out.
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