President Muhammadu Buhari has advised journalist and Nigerians to be mindful of their utterances about the herdsmen attack in Nigeria.
Buhari stated this on Tuesday when he visited Plateau State to condole with Governor of the State, Simon Dalung, Kebbi and Niger States, to condole with the affected families, the Government and people of the state.
He said: “Whatever is being given to the media, we have to be very responsible about it.
“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.
“There is some injustice in these aspersions.’’
“It is noteworthy that many Nigerians still acknowledge that despite the security challenges, this administration has made notable successes in the security sector.”
By Augustine Akhilomen