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They say I look like killer herdsmen-Buhari

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari lamented the accusation against him by Nigeria that he was on the side of the killer herdsmen, because “they say I look like them.”
The President spoke in Jos, Plateau state during a visit to that state following the killing of hundreds by rampaging herdsmen.
Buhari said: ‘‘Take for instance the situation in Benue. The Benue subsistence farmer knows that the Nigerian cattle herder that he knows doesn’t carry nothing more than a stick, occasionally sometimes something to cut grass to feed his cattle.
‘‘But the present herder, I am told, carries AK47 and people are even blaming me for not talking to them because maybe (they say) I look like one of them.”
However, he said: ‘‘What happened here in Jos is very bad. The question of leadership, from your household to whatever you are, is justice. The bottom line is justice.
‘‘That is why wherever I go, I will always appeal to the leadership of the communities, the law enforcement agencies to always have control of their constituencies,’’ he said.
Condemning the latest clashes in Plateau State, which left scores dead, President Buhari, who was accompanied to the meeting by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State and his counterparts from Kebbi and Niger, condoled with the affected families, the Government and people of the State, and wished those injured a speedy recovery.
Buhari directed security chiefs in the country to remain vigilant and ensure the protection of lives and property in the country, noting, ‘‘I will continue to pressurize members of the law enforcement agencies directly under me by the Constitution as the Commander-in Chief. About eight days ago, we had five hours security meeting of the service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police.

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