President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of two leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in Nasarwa State as an act of wickedness.
Recall that on Friday, gunmen suspected to be bandits killed the chairman of the association in the state, Mohammed Husaini, and the chairman of the association in Toto LGA of the state, Mohammed Umar.
But in a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari commiserated with the people of Nasarawa over the death of two MACBAN leaders.
The Nigerian leader said the two Miyetti Allah leaders had forged a strategic partnership with the government against the menace of banditry and kidnapping.
He described Husaini as “a beacon of peace” for the subregion while urging “Fulani leaders” in the state to choose leaders who will build on the “foundations of peace” laid by Husaini.
Buhari stressed the resolve of his administration to get rid of terrorists, bandits, and kidnappers from the country.
“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the government and people of Nasarawa State over the brutal killing of the leaders of the Miyetti Allah who forged a strategic partnership with the government against the menace of bandits and kidnappers.
“The President described the late State leader, Alhaji Mohammed Husaini who was among those murdered as a beacon of peace for Nasarawa State and the subregion.
“In praying for the repose of the souls of those killed, President Buhari urged the Fulani leaders in the state to choose new leaders who will build on the foundations of peace set up by the Husaini-led leadership.”