President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Taraba state on Monday, March 5 before leaving for Ghana’s 61st Independence anniversary later in the day.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity. Mr. Femi Adesina confirmed the President’s impending visit in a press statement.
The statement reads: ”In view of recent terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes in some States leading to tragic loss of lives and kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls, President Muhammadu Buhari immediately tasked the Armed Forces and other Security agencies to compile comprehensive reports on the various incidents.
Having received and studied the Reports, the President has decided to undertake an on the spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected.
President Buhari has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the Governors, and has been updated with situation reports.
The President calls on all Nigerians especially those in the affected areas to cooperate fully with the Security Agencies to enable them curb the spate of crimes, bring those responsible to justice and prevent further occurrences.
Mr. Buhari will also receive the visiting Liberian President George Weah at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, before the Taraba visit.
Already the President’s advanced team of personnel had left Abuja for Taraba to prepare for his arrival.
While in Taraba, President Buhari will visit the troubled areas and address traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state on the need to shun all forms of violence and embrace peace.
The latest communal clash on the Mambilla Plateau was reported to have claimed the lives of about 20 persons while 300 cows were either killed or stolen.
The Mambilla Plateau has been witnessing outbreaks of ethnic violence with hundreds of people reported dead in recent times.
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