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JUST IN: President Buhari In Plateau To Mourn Those Killed By Herdsmen

👤 By Abdul Tukur

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Jos, Plateau to mourn the death of over 80 people who were killed by armed herdsmen.

Nigeria’s Commander-in-Chief arrived in Jos after departing from the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, where he went to commission Automated Rice Seed and Seedling Factory this afternoon.

The President’s visit in the capital of Jos comes days after 86 people, mostly Christian people were killed by herdsmen retaliating over the loss of 300 cows on Saturday.

President Buhari, 75, has been criticised for not making a visit to the north central state before today.

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But to his critic, the 75 year-old says he is a man of integrity.

Speaking to a delegation of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, President Buhari said: “I am satisfied with what I am. I am happy I have kept myself and people close to me from benefiting from government contracts.

“I have been in many places including (Ministry of Petroleum). I would have gone to jail if I had taken an oil well. For integrity and honesty, I have no regrets. By this, I have contributed to my social safety. I won’t go to jail.

“You cannot accuse me of stealing,” adding that, “I have appointed ministers and they are in charge. I appeal to their integrity. When they come here (Federal Executive Council) Chambers, we ensure they follow the due process. If I owned an oil well, I would have gone to jail.”

 

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