- Some Benue mothers asked President Buhari to address Nigerians over the state of insecurity in the country
- Also, the women under the aegis of Concerned Benue Mothers asked the president to cancel the planned imposition of grazing reserves across the country
- Going further, the concerned mothers asked the president to support the declaration made by southern governors against open grazing
Makurdi, Benue state: A strong message has been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari. The message was sent by a group of women known as Concerned Benue Mothers (CBM).
The women, while addressing journalists in Makurdi, Benue state capital, asked Buhari to urgently address the nation and to also caution Fulani herdsmen to stop the killings, Channels TV reports.
The Benue Mothers were drawn from the three senatorial districts of the state, The Sun Newspaper added.
Going further, the women asked Buhari to cancel the planned imposition of grazing reserves on Nigerian states
The group, led by a former federal lawmaker, Rebecca Apedzan, said:
“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the nation and caution Fulani herdsmen to stop the killings. We know that if he makes the address directly to Fulanis and means every word of what he says, they will listen to him,” they said.
“The president should, as a matter of urgency, announce the cancellation of his plan to impose grazing reserves on Nigerians and instead evolve a National Ranching Policy.
“The federal government should also throw its weight behind Southern Governors’ Asaba declaration against open grazing."
Buhari will not sit and watch
Meanwhile, Buhari has indicated that he will not sit and watch while kidnappers continue to cause mayhem in different parts of the country.
The Nigerian leader has therefore ordered security and intelligence agencies to expedite efforts towards the recovery of the 200 children kidnapped from an Islamic school in Niger state.
According to Garba Shehu, President Buhari who received a briefing on the latest incident of school kidnapping described it as unfortunate. He urged all the agencies involved in the rescue operation to do their best in securing the immediate release of the students.
The arrest of the criminal terrorising Benue, Nassarawa
In a step towards victory over insecurity in the country, a suspected cultist terrorising Nasaawa state has been arrested by the police authority.
Ramhan Nansel, spokesman of the Nasarawa police command made this known in a statement on Sunday, May 30.
The police gave the name of the suspected ritualist as Oodo Moro alias Papa Shokey, adding that he was the leader of the Black Axe confraternity in Ogbadibo local government area of Benue state.