Buhari Returns To Nigeria After 10 Days Vacation In London

Muhammadu-Buhari-returnsPresident Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria on Sunday after 10 days official vacation to evaluate an ear infection in London.

He arrived in Abuja, the nation’s capital, at about 5:30 p.m. local time.

“I am okay. I am better. You can see me inspecting the guards of honour. Now you can do the assessment yourself,” Mr Buhari told reporters at the airport.

He also said in Hausa language that he was so healthy that he could even engage anyone in a wrestling bout.

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President Muhammadu Buhari being received at the airport

The President had travelled to the UK on June 6 to rest and also see an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist for ear infection evaluation.

A spokesman for the President, Mr Femi Adesina, had in a statement said President Buhari’s Personal Physician and an E.N.T. Specialist had recommended further evaluation of the ear after they had examined him.

On June 16, the acting President of Nigeria and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, said President Buhari would return to Nigeria on Sunday.

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Some government officials welcoming the President back home

Vice President Yemi Osibajo hinted State House correspondents of the President’s return date before the National Executive Council meeting held in the council chambers.

The Vice President said that he spoke with the President and confirmed that he was in good health.

Professor Osinbajo said that there was no need for the President to start rushing back to the country but should spend the weekend there and get back home on Sunday.

Senate Orders Service Chiefs To Probe Enugu Killing

Senate-EnuguThe Nigerian Senate has directed security agencies to immediately conduct a thorough investigation into the attack on Nimbo community in Enugu State and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The lawmakers condemned Monday’s attack on a community in Enugu State where suspected herdsmen killed a yet to be determined number of people and burnt buildings.

At the floor of the Senate on Thursday in Abuja, the legislators observed a minute silence to honour the Nigerians killed in Nimbo and other communities by suspected herdsmen.

After a debate, they set up a committee with representatives from each geopolitical zone to meet urgently and proffer solutions to the problem.

The Senate also resolved to invite security chiefs to brief the Upper Chamber on the movement of fleeing terrorists, to ensure that measures were put in place to forestall a spread of terrorist activities across Nigeria.

President Buhari had in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, unreservedly condemned the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.

He instructed the Nigerian Armed Forces and Police to take all necessary action to stop the killing, saying that ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons had become a priority on the government’s agenda for enhanced national security.

Okorocha Condemns Enugu Herdsmen Attacks, Tasks FG On Justice

Rochas Okorocha on Enugu Herdsmen killingsGovernor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has condemned in strong terms the recent attack on residents of some rural communities in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria.

The Imo State Governor described the act perpetrated by some group of unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen as ‘very barbaric and unfortunate’.

At a meeting with some traditional rulers on Wednesday in Owerri the state capital, he said that the recent attack in Enugu State was inhumane and totally unacceptable.

Peaceful Coexistence

The Governor urged the Federal Government through the security operatives, to immediately bring the perpetrators of such evil act to book.

He appealed to the traditional rulers in all the communities in Imo State and southeast Nigeria to take absolute control of security in their various autonomous communities.

Governor Rochas Okorocha also tasked them to ensure peaceful coexistence between their people and residents from other areas, adding that Nigeria presently needed absolute peace in the face of its several challenges.

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Herdsmen have also caused agony and tears at different other communities in Nigeria

Expressing optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would tackle the present security challenges caused by the herdsmen, he called on the people of Enugu State and the entire Southeast region to remain calm, as drastic measures were being taken to curb the killings.

President Buhari had in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, unreservedly condemned the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.

He instructed the Nigerian Armed Forces and Police to take all necessary action to stop the killing, saying that ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons had become a priority on the government’s agenda for enhanced national security.

Buhari Promises To Fish Out Herdsmen Attacking Communities

Herdsmen-Muhammadu BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians of his administration’s continued commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property in all parts of the country.

This follows the continued reports of attacks by herdsmen on communities across Nigeria, particularly Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo in Enugu State.

According to a statement by President Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President unreservedly condemned the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.

‘A Priority’

President Buhari had instructed the Nigerian Armed Forces and Police to take all necessary action to stop the killing, saying that ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons had become a priority on the government’s agenda for enhanced national security.

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Mr Solomon Arase said prolification of weapons had occured after the-Middle-East crisis

Acting on the President’s directive, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and heads of other security agencies are already taking urgent steps to fully investigate the attacks, apprehend and bring the perpetrators to justice.

New Threat To Collective Security

The IGP, Mr Solomon Arase, the General Officer Commanding the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, and the Director of the Department of State Services in Enugu State have visited Ukapbi Nimbo to personally oversee investigations into the attack on the community and on-going efforts to apprehend the culprits.

President Buhari is also scheduled to meet with the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, later on Wednesday to receive further briefing on the attack on the community and discuss additional measures to forestall similar attacks and restore public confidence.

He urged Nigerians to remain calm and assured them of his administration’s readiness to deploy all required personnel and resources to remove this new threat to the collective security of the nation.