President Buhari says Fulani herdsmen have been overtaken by invaders
President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the current Fulani herdsmen attacks across the country on infiltrations by invaders from Mali and Libya.
Daily Trust reports that according to President Buhari, the small arms brought by the invaders from the war-torn countries were the cause for the increase in herdsmen attacks.
The president, who was represented at the event by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said there was evidence to show that militants running away with light and heavy arms from the troubled countries like Mali in West Africa and Libya in northern African had settled among Nigerian herders.
He, however, warned that criminal violence in whatever form would not be tolerated.
Meanwhile, suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked three villages in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, killing 3 persons and abducted no fewer than 10 persons with a week.
According to Daily Sun, the herdsmen attacked Darka Village on Sunday, November 13 when a 28-year old man, Zakariyya Nuhu, was killed Six persons were kidnapped.