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At last, Buhari to visit Benue, Taraba and other ‘crisis states’

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit Benue, Taraba and other states that have been hit by high-casualty violence this year.

This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by Femi Adesina, senior presidential spokesman.

Adesina stated that Buhari had demanded a comprehensive report from the various security agencies on the several incidents across the country, including the abduction of 110 schoolgirls from Dapchi community in Yobe State.

“Having received and studied the Reports, the President has decided to undertake an on the spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected,” he said.

“From today, March 5, he will visit Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers States.

“President Buhari has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the Governors, and has been updated with situation reports.”

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The proposed visit comes amidst heavy criticism of the President’s travels to other states for events believed by the public to be less important, while ignoring the ‘burning’ states.

Since the New Year’s Day incident, where suspected herdsmen killed over 80 persons in Benue State, Buhari has visited at least five separate states to commission projects — and he even visited one twice!

On Saturday, he was in Kano for the wedding ceremony between the children of the Kano and Oyo State governors.

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