President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday made known his intention to visit Taraba, Benue, Yobe, Rivers, and Zamfara states.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and forwarded to DAILY POST, said, “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.
“From today, March 5, he will visit Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers States.
“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.”
DAILY POST recalls that the Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, yesterday joined other Nigerians in condemning Buhari’s visit to Kano for the wedding between the children of two governors when he was yet to visit states that had witnessed violence. , wondering why the President had refused to visit crisis ridden areas in the current.
By John Owen Nwachukwu