Herdsmen Crisis: Anybody who carries arms unlawfully should be arrested and prosecuted.—-Presidency


Following the continued clash between herders and farmers, the Presidency has stated the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue of killer herdsmen in the country.

Revealing the president’s position was the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Femi Adesina who said that those found with arms unlawfully should be arrested and prosecuted.

Adesina disclosed this while responding to a question from Seun Okinbaloye on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today.

According to Adesina: “If the governor would say he has not heard the president speak on that matter that is what he should make clear, it’s not that the president has not spoken.

“Because a number of times the president has spoken on that issue and his position has always been the same, anybody who carries arms unlawfully should be arrested and prosecuted. The president has said it countless times and that is the position.

“No matter who he is or wherever he comes from criminality is criminality, anybody bearing arms unlawfully must be arrested, prosecuted and that is the position of the president.”

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