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Buhari: Benue killings continued because IGP disobeyed me

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has shifted all the blames on the Inspector General of Police, Idris Abubakar over the continuous mass killings in Benue State.

The President said this while condemning the notion in some quarters that he had abandoned the people of Benue State.

Buhari said he had the people of the state at heart and will not abandon them.

He made this remark on Tuesday during a condolence visit to the state.

According to the president, “The problem in Benue started worsening because the IGP refused to follow my instruction. What I did was to call him (IGP) and give him the directive. I didn’t know he moved here (Benue State) and didn’t spend much time … and then moved to Nasarawa. It’s only now that I am knowing that.

“But I know I dispatched him here,” the President said.

“It is wrong to think I have abandoned the people of Benue. I still have at heart.

“I thank the governor and the people of the state for receiving me.

“We have deployed security agencies to make sure the clashes between farmers and end as soon as possible.”


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