BREAKING: Buhari To Visit Plateau Over Massacre
President Muhamamdu Buhari will on Tuesday pay a condolence visit to Plateau state over the massacre of over 80 people by suspected herdsmen.
This was announced by his personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad on his Twitter handle.
"President Muhammadu Buhari will later today, visit Jos, Plateau State over the recent killings in some part of the State," Ahmad wrote.
President Buhari is currently in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, to commission to a Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital and a rice “city” and seedlings factory according to Ahmad.
Renewed violence in Plateau State has led to the killing of 86 persons according to the police, while locals say over 100 were killed.
The current spate of violence, suspected to be carried out by herdsmen, is believed to be retaliatory after attacks on Fulani cattle dealers and their cattle in the past weeks.
The Saturday killing of scores of mainly Christian mourners of a local leader has been condemned by all Nigerians and the international community with many accusing Buhari of not being sensitive enough to the situation.
See tweet below:
President Muhammadu Buhari will later today, visit Jos, Plateau State over the recent killings in some part of the State.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) June 26, 2018