By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja directed the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin and Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, to secure communities under suspected herdsmen attack.
Buhari gave the directive at the presentation of the book “Who will love my country: Ideas for building a Nigeria of our dreams” by Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.
The President, who, was represented by the Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, further directed Olonisakin and Arase to go after all groups terrorising innocent people across the country.
He expressed the present government’s determination to tackle the problem, adding that his administration would not allow such attacks to continue.
“Let me use this platform to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the attack perpetrated on the Ukpabu Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani area of Enugu State on Monday.
“I deeply sympathise with all those who lost dear ones, as well as those who lost their properties in the attack.
“I have directed the Chief of Defence Staff and the Inspector-General of Police to secure all communities under attacks by herdsmen,” he said.
On the theme of the book, Buhari urged Nigerians to change their ways of live for a better society.
“The author struck the right notes when he enjoined leaders to carry out programmes that will enhance the prosperity, happiness and living conditions of citizens.
“He stressed the need for change in several areas, including attitudinal change, especially as it concerns corruption and impunity and of course, the need for Nigerians to love their country.
“He demonstrated in the book that Nigerians can only build a Nigeria of their dreams if they make bold efforts to love her above their individual selves and narrow interests.