President Buhari yesterday night met with the governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, over the attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Nimbo community in Enugu state on Monday April 25th. The meeting took place at the presidential villa.
Earlier ,President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, and the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, to immediately secure communities under the attacks of herdsmen and arrest the perpetrators.
Buhari stated this in his speech delivered on his behalf by the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the public presentation of a book by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, titled, ‘Who will love my country: Ideas for building the Nigeria of our dream’.
He said, “Let me use this platform to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the attack perpetrated on the Ukpabu Nimbo community in the Uzo-Uwani area of Enugu State on Monday.
“I deeply sympathise with all those who lost their dear ones as well as those who lost their properties in the attack.
“I have directed the Chief of Defence Staff and the Inspector-General of Police to secure all communities under the attacks by herdsmen, and to go after all the groups terrorising innocent people all over the country. This government will not allow these attacks to continue.”