5th March, 2018
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
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 says he is visiting Taraba, Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers State for an on the spot assessment.
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity said as soon as the attacks were recorded, the president 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 statement said.
The statement added that the President called 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.