BREAKING | Saraki, Dogara Visit Buhari, Demand End to Nationwide Killings
The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara are currently in a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the killings in several parts of Nigeria, particularly in Plateau State in the past few days.
The meeting was requested at the instance of the leadership of the National Assembly. SIGNAL gathered that the leadership of the National Assembly was deeply concerned over the inability of Nigeria’s security agencies to prevent and contain the widespread bloodshed witnessed in recent times.
UPDATE: The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara are now meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the #PlateauKillings. The meeting was requested by the presiding officers of @NASSNigeria.
— The Senate President (@SPNigeria) June 27, 2018
Nearly 150 Nigerians were brutally slaughtered last weekend when suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked some villages in three local government areas of Plateau State.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) described the killings as retaliation for the loss of cows in recent times.
Commenting on the tragedy through a statement on Monday, Danladi Ciroma, Chairman, North-Central zone of the cattle breeders’ association, said herdsmen in the state had lost “about 300 cows in the last few weeks”.
“These attacks are retaliatory. As much as I don’t support the killing of human being, the truth must be told that those who carried out the attacks must be on revenge mission,” Ciroma said.
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