Will President Muhammadu Buhari ever allow former Libya leader, Muammar Gaddafi rest in peace?

Few months after blaming the late leader for the herdsmen killings in the north, he has once again apportioned the blame to him.

"Stooges of former Libya leader, Muamar Gaddafi, constitute the terrorists perpetrating evil acts in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

"The bandits, who escaped from Libya after the death of their leader in 2011 took to terrorism, the brunt of which Nigeria and some other African countries are currently bearing," Buhari added.

Contrary to public belief that killings in some region are the handiwork of Nigerian herders and terrorists, the president is convinced that the unsavoury legacy of Gaddafi is still haunting Nigeria and other countries.

“The Nigerian cattle herder use to carry nothing more than a stick, but these are people with AK-47 and people refuse to reflect on the demise of Gaddafi,” Buhari said in an exclusive interview with Arise TV.

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“Gaddafi for 43 years in Libya, at some stage, he decided to recruit people from Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, from Central African Republic and these young chaps are not taught to be bricklayers, electricians, plumbers or any trade but to shoot and kill.

“So, when the opposition in Libya succeeded in killing him, they arrested some and they did what they did to them. The rest escaped with their orphans and we encounter some of them in the North-east and they are all over the place now organising attacks.”

This is not the first time Buhari will be shifting blames of Nigeria’s insecurity on Gaddafi who has been dead for over seven years now.

While speaking with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in April, Buhari said arms Gaddafi provided to his supporters had filtered into Nigeria where they are now being used to fuel killings across the North-central.

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