The Presidency, on Monday, urged the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to publish the names of Fulani herders undergoing trials in various states of the Federation.
Source gathered that it also said the President, Muhammadu Buhari, who is also of the Fulani ethnic group, is not complicit in the herdsmen crisis rocking many parts of the nation.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this disclosure while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
He said, “The President is more than concerned regarding the ongoing situation. He is fully conscious of the fact that it is the responsibility of his government to work with Nigerians to secure lives and stop the ongoing crisis whether they are kidnappings or the new line of ethnic violence. He condemns it and he does not support it.”
“I hope the headquarters of the Police will take responsibility and publish the full list of Fulani herders who are undergoing trials in various states, particularly in Benue State.”
“Trials are going on, convictions have been made and the President cannot be complicit. It is very uncharitable. The President cannot be complicit in the kinds of things being said of him, “he added.