Herdsmen: Check Small Arms Proliferation, Buhari Tells Security Agencies
Guns, the likes of AK47, have become what the children of herdsmen play with in Nigeria, raining horror on communities who forbid their activities.
The Nigerian government says it is increasing efforts to check the attacks on farmers by herdsmen which has claimed over 90 lives since the beginning of the year.
One of the takeaways from the National Security Council Meeting held on Thursday at the Presidential Villa between President Buhari and Security Chiefs is an agreement to cut supply of small arms.
After the meeting, President Buhari shared highlights of the outcome.
On his Twitter page, he wrote: "We are stepping up our efforts to tackle the proliferation of small arms and light weapons across the country.
"The security agencies already have standing instructions to arrest and prosecute anyone found with illegal arms".
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Critics have accused the President of sloppiness in the way the herdsmen attacks is being handled, with some linking his reaction to claims that the attackers are Fulani just like the Commander-In-Chief.