Buhari: I’m Elected To Protect Lives, Property, That I must Do

President Muhammadu Buhari said that he was elected to protect lives

and properties that he must do.


The President said this on Tuesday in Jos at a meeting with

stakeholders on the current security situation in Plateau.


It would be recalled that scores of the people were killed in several

communities across four local government areas of the state.


Vice President Yemi Osibanjo was in the state on Monday where he

assessed the situation and also interacted with stakeholders.


Less than 24 hours, the President came himself to console the people

and interact with them.


“I have contested elected elections to protect lives and properties

and that I will do.


“As Commander-in-Chief, I will continue to put pressure on the

security chiefs to do what is needed of them,” he assured.


The President appealed to the people of to bury their differences and

work together for the peace of the state.


He urged the residents to learn to live in peace with one another.


Buhari condemned the killings and charged the leadership at every

level to be awake to their responsibility of driving the peace



He commiserated with the bereaved urging the leaders to pass his

message of condolence to those who lost their loved ones


Governor Simon Lalong thanked the President for coming personally after the

visit of the Vice President where far reaching decisions were reached

after exhaustive discussions, attended by key stakeholders.


Lalong outlined steps taken by the government not to escalate the crisis

with support from the federal government.


He also thanked the President for considering appeals for the

establishment of Police Mobile Unit at Gashish, a flash point, and for

the plans to compensate victims of the crises.


He, however, appealed to him to ensure those found to be behind the

crises face the full wrath of the law.


“Mr President those who have been arrested and found guilty should be punished.”


Lalong said that all the parties involved in the killings were guilty

as there was no justification for their actions.


The Governor condemned acts of annexation of ancestral lands saying

that his administration would not allow anybody to take another

person’s land.


He also condemned cattle rustling and other vices that negate peace building.


The President was accompanied on the visit by the governors of Kebbi

State, Atiku Bagudu, and Niger, Sani Bello.


Others, were the ministers of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Interior,

Abdulrahman Danbazzau and Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed.



Also with President was the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq

Abubakar and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.