President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday told governors to take action against killer herdsmen troubling their states and stop sitting idly and expecting him to do everything.
Rampant killings by killer herdsmen in different parts of the country have remained issues of concern in Nigeria.
Many governors have always complained that they are handicapped because they have no control over the security.
They have constantly cried to President Buhari, who as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, has the power to control the country’s centralised security system, to come to their aid.
There have been allegations in different quarters that Buhari has been unconcerned over killings by killer herdsmen, majorly Fulanis, because he shares the same tribe with them.
However, in an interview with Arise TV on Thursday, Buhari recalled how two South-West governors recently visited him to cry about encroachment by herdsmen on farmlands in their states and called for his interventions.
Noting that the actions of the herdsmen remained a threat to food security, Buhari said, “You (governors) know these people more than I do, and you are democratically elected to protect your people. Don’t sit idly expecting me to do everything, take action.”