Plateau: President Buhari Meets With NASS Leadership
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, met with Senate President Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara over the recent Plateau Killings.
The meeting was requested by the presiding officers of the National Assembly.
This meeting came on the heels of President Buhari’s visit to Jos, Plateau state where he directed security chiefs in the country to remain vigilant and ensure the protection of lives and property in the country.
Recall that at an interactive session with stakeholders in the aftermath of the recent killings in some communities in the state, Buhari urged traditional and community leaders to complement government efforts by persuading their constituencies to tolerate one another for peace and unity in the country.
“I will continue to pressurise members of the law enforcement agencies directly under me by the Constitution as the Commander-in Chief. About eight days ago, we had five hours security meeting of the service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police.
While condemning the latest clashes in Plateau, which left scores dead, Buhari, who was accompanied to the meeting by Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and his counterparts from Kebbi and Niger States, condoled with the affected families, the Government and people of the state.
The president, who also wished those injured a speedy recovery, used the interactive session to appeal to Nigerians to avoid inflammatory utterances that endanger peace or promote conflicts.