The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, has said that president Muhammadu Buhari is not encouraging the carnage caused by Fulani herdsmen.
In a reaction to the allegation by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria that Buhari was treating the issue of Fulani herdsmen killings of innocent Nigerians with kid gloves, Adesina said that the situation at hand demanded collective efforts to find solution and that blame game was not the best way to go.
According to him, “Every rational voice is welcome in finding lasting solutions to challenges confronting the country, particularly killings by herdsmen, whether alleged or real.
” But in arriving at solutions, blame game is not the way to go. Accusing government of levity, when in fact all hands are on deck, worsens the situation, as it creates panic and fear among Nigerians, which is what the bishops incidentally also decried in their communique.
“Nigeria has faced many challenges, and surmounted them all, by the grace of God. This too shall pass.”