Publish names of criminal Fulani herdsmen on trial, Presidency tells Police

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The Presidency has said “thousands of” herdsmen are being tried and convicted across the country for illegal activities urging the Nigeria police force to publish the names of those undergoing trial.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu while speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme said President Muhammadu Buhari is not complicit in the herdsmen crisis rocking many parts of the country.

“The president is more than concerned of the ongoing situation, he is fully conscious of the fact that it is the responsibility of his government to work with the whole Nigerians to secure lives and stop the ongoing crisis whether they are kidnapping or the new line of ethnic violence. He condemns it and he does not support it.

“The fact now is having spoken against it, it follows that all security agencies must take their line of action from the president’s remark and do that which is necessary which is to stop the escalation of the violent attacks being witnessed in some parts of the country and ensure that it does not go beyond where it has been recorded.”

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“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.