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Buhari mourns Nasarawa Miyetti Allah leaders killed by ‘bandits’

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Buhari mourns Nasarawa Miyetti Allah leaders killed by ‘bandits’

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the people of Nasarawa over the death of two leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in the state.

On Friday, gunmen suspected to be bandits killed Mohammed Husaini, the chairman of the association in the state.

Mohammed Umar, the chairman of the association in Toto LGA of the state was also killed by suspected bandits.

Reacting, Buhari said the two Miyetti Allah leaders had forged a strategic partnership with the government against the menace of banditry and kidnapping.

The president described Husaini as the “a beacon of peace” for the subregion, while urging “Fulani leaders” in the state to choose leaders who will build on the “foundations of peace” laid by Husaini.

“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the government and people of Nasarawa State over the brutal killing of the leaders of the Miyetti Allah who forged a strategic partnership with the government against the menace of bandits and kidnappers,” Buhari was quoted in a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, on Monday.

“The President described the late State leader, Alhaji Mohammed Husaini who was among those murdered as a beacon of peace for Nasarawa State and the subregion.

“In praying for the repose of the souls of those killed, President Buhari urged the Fulani leaders in the state to choose new leaders who will build on the foundations of peace set up by the Husaini-led leadership.”

Buhari stressed the resolve of his administration to get rid of terrorists, bandits and kidnappers from the country.

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