3 May 2016
On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari restated his administration’s urgent resolve to put an end to the raging Fulani herdsmen attacks in the country.
In the statement made on behalf of the President by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina, the President condemned the continued attacks on communities across the country by armed Fulani herdsmen.
“We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, in very strong terms, to deal decisively with the attackers,” the President said.
President Buhari expressed his heartfelt condolence to the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, the people of Ukpabi Nimbo and all other communities that have been victims of the killings and other acts from recent attacks.
On other national issues, the President assured the Bishops that he was acting with intention and moving strategically to realize his plan for the good of the country.
“We need to rebuild our institutions methodically, we need to change the way we do things. In the last 10 years, crude oil sold for more that $100 per barrel, but Nigeria did not save. That is why we have found ourselves where we are today,” President Buhari told the Catholic Bishops, led by Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos.
On behalf of the Bishops, Most Rev. Kaigama expressed the support of the CBCN for the President.
“We are willing to collaborate with you and with your administration, in which we see hope for a greater Nigeria,” he said to the president.
The Bishops guaranteed continued prayers for Nigeria and her government, expressing their faith that current hardships are temporary, and Nigeria will walk past its present difficulties.