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Clark Asks Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency In Yobe, Troubled States

Clark Asks Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency In Yobe, Troubled States

The other states to be visited are Taraba, Benue and Rivers, the latter suffering from economic difficulties due to the flow of thousands of Cameroonian subjects who leave their country because of the violence unleashed by the proclamation of a secessionist republic in the regions inhabited by members of the English-speaking minority. Also on January 11, 2018, another 73 persons killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue State were buried in a mass grave in Makurdi, the state capital.

"I came here today to sympathise with those who lost their lives and to condole the family of those who lost their loved ones".

The president remarks on the killings has elicited reaction from some social cultural groups in the state who found fault in the presidents claim that more people were killed in the Mambilla plateau crisis than those of Benue and Zamfara states.

He said peace and security were not the responsibility of the government alone but a collective one.

He thanked the president for the visit, assuring that his administration would continue to do its best to ensure that there is peace in the state.

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GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Taraba and planned a visit to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe and Rivers states, which have recorded different forms of killings this year as "afterthought and a move to seek votes".

This was made known in a press statement made by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the presidential spokesman, the president has chose to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected.

"The president has chose to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet & console the communities affected", the presidency said.

"The President has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the Governors, and has been updated with situation reports".