If you are farmer and Fulani herdsmen invade your farm and attack you, turn the other cheek, said President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday during a visit to Nasarawa.

Buhari was apparently warning against reprisal attacks against suspected herdsmen in order to sustain peace in the country.

The president admonished victims of reported attacks and urged them not to engage in reprisals.

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He enjoined all citizens to always resist the temptation of engaging in reprisals, saying the Federal Government is working hard to ensure peace and stability.

He told the people of the North Central region that his administration would no longer tolerate the unwarranted killing of innocent citizens.

Buhari said that the federal government has put in place adequate measures to end the crisis.

“I also want to assure the people of the North Central and indeed all Nigerians that the federal government is working day and night to ensure that peace and stability returns.

“We have deployed additional resources to all the affected areas to maintain law and order.

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“The attacks by suspected herdsmen and other bandits will not be tolerated.

“I appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from reprisal attacks. The security agencies have standing order to arrest and prosecute any and all persons found with illegal arms.

“I will once again express my condolences and sympathy to all the affected victims of these barbaric acts,’’ he said.

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