The Senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are now in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the killings in Plateau state.
The meeting was requested by the presiding officers of the National Assembly.
This was contained in a tweet by from the offical handle of the Senate president and presidency on Wednesday, June 27.
According to the presidency, they were working with the National Assembly to find a lasting solution to the killings, restore peace and ensure justice prevails.
Read the tweet below:
Earlier Legit.ng had reported that 120 people were killed in an attack by armed men in Plateau state on Saturday, June 23.
However, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) gave reasons why herdsmen attacked mourners in Plateau state, killing over 120 people and causing serious injuries to hundreds others.
The chairman, north central zone of the organisation, Danladi Ciroma, who condemned the attacks, however, claimed the people were killed in retaliation to the killings of about 300 cows belonging to the herdsmen.
Legit.ng had also previously reported that 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.
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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.
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