President Muhammadu Buhari has told herdsmen returning to the North from the South to respect their host communities while the communities must refrain from attacking herdsmen.
This came as President Buhari ordered increased security presence in Katsina State following fresh violence involving herdsmen and farmers in his home state, resulting in loss of lives and valuables.
In a State House statement by the Presidential Spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, the President “warned herdsmen and communities to stop taking the law into their own hands by resorting to violence at every provocation”.
President Buhari condoled with the families of the victims, assuring the state that the security structure would be further strengthened to avoid unnecessary violence between herdsmen and communities.” He also directed the “prosecution of all those involved in the conflict”.
Meanwhile, Buhari will depart Abuja today for Niamey, Niger Republic. His mission is to attend the African Union Summit scheduled to hold on July 7, according to the Presidency.
President Buhari will sign the AfCFTA Agreement on the margins of the AU meeting in Niamey. The President while accepting the report on the AfCFTA on Jun 27, said, ‘’For AfCFTA to succeed, nations must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits.