Buhari To Visit Taraba, Benue, Others Over Killings

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit the crisis-hit states of the federation with a first stop at Taraba state on Monday over the recent killings in Mambila.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.

He said Buhari would begin his journey with a trip to Taraba state on Monday; and that he would subsequently visit Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states.

Adesina said: “In view of recent terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes in some states leading to tragic loss of lives and kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls, President Muhammadu Buhari immediately tasked the Armed Forces and other security agencies to compile comprehensive reports on the various incidents.

“Having received and studied the reports, the President has decided to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected.

“From today, March 5, he will visit Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states.

“President Buhari has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the governors, and has been updated with situation reports.”

Over 10 people were confirmed dead and others injured in a fresh attack by suspected Mambilla militia members on Fulani communities in Taraba state.

The attack, disclosed by the Taraba State Police Command, happened in the Sardauna local government area of the state.

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