Buhari Says Gadaffi Soldiers Disguise As Herdsmen
President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the growing menace of herdsmen in some parts of the country to the influx of the gunmen of the former Libyan President Muammar Gadaffi to Nigeria.
He said this when his friend, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby visited him in London.
Welby had asked Buhari what his government was doing to stop the herdsmen killings in some parts of Nigeria.
Buhari told the archbishop that the problem was not religious but a sociological and economic problem that had been living in the country for years.
He said it became pronounced after Gadaffi was killed and his trained soldiers fled the Sahel and found their ways into Nigeria.
According to President Muhammadu Buhari, it is this set of guerilla that are now disguising as herdsmen to kill innocent Nigerians.
Buhari said this, hours after it was reported that herdsmen had attacked Logo and Ukum local government areas of Benue State and killed about 10 persons.
“Herdsmen that we used to know carried only sticks and maybe a cutlass to clear the way, but these ones now carry sophisticated weapons. The problem is not religious, but sociological and economic. But we are working on solutions.”