President Muhammadu Buhari has told critics that his delayed visit to trouble spots is his way of monitoring developments instead of “rushing” to crises spots and “making noise”.

Buhari spoke in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, during his visit to assess the situation in the state and condole with victims of violence.

No fewer than 200 people are believed to have been killed in communal disputes and herders face-off with farmers.

Many of the dead were buried in mass graves. Many are injured and hospitalised while others have been forced out of their homes.

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President Buhari said he chose to visit Taraba first, before Benue and Zamfara states, adding that there were more killings in Taraba compared to Benue and Zamfara states.

Ishaku said the state was delighted to welcome the President in its trying time.

The governor noted that Taraba State is a “mini Nigeria”, with its over 80 ethnic groups and three religions to handle.

“It is not easy to always balance things up here.”

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