Presidency urges police to publish names of Fulani herdsmen undergoing trial
The presidency has challenged the police to publish names of criminal herdsmen being prosecuted for various offences across the country.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu issued the challenge on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’.
He spoke while absolving President Muhammadu Buhari of allegations of backing Fulani herdsmen perpetrating violent acts in many parts of the country.
He said, “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.”
Shehu added, “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 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.
“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,” Shehu said.