Violent herdsmen may have Boko Haram ties — Buratai

Violent herdsmen may have Boko Haram ties — Buratai
May 26 22:25 2016

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur 
Buratai, said on Thursday in
Abeokuta that violent herdsmen
ravaging some parts of the
country may have links with the
Boko Haram.

Buratai, who spoke during a
courtesy call on Gov. Ibikunle
Amosun of Ogun, said the
 Nigerian Army was investigating
the activities of the violent
herdsmen.

Mr. Buratai identified timely 
information on the nefarious
activities of the herdsmen as one
of the best ways to tackle them,
saying Nigerians must be security
 conscious at all times.

“We want to call on all Nigerians
to be security conscious and to
report any suspicious persons or
group of people that are roaming
about in their communities.

“One may not be too far from the
fact that some of these herdsmen
that are attacking communities
across the country may have
some affiliation with the Boko
Haram terrorists.

“This we are further investigating
and also pursuing them so that
we can address the situation, so
let’s be security conscious. Let’s
report quickly movement of
suspicious persons carrying arms.

“If you suspect any individual
within your community, we
should be able to report
immediately.

“Timely information is very
important. We have our troops
deployed in certain areas and I
believe the Police are working
with them to be able to tackle any
challenge that comes, “he said.

Amosun commended the Nigerian Army
for restoring peace in the North East.
“We want to commend their effort because we
know that before now, we all know what the
Boko Haram has turned Nigeria into, but for
their effort, they have restored sanity.

“The Nigerian Army has shown us that they
are more than capable by bringing back the
dignity of the Nigerian Army and the entire
Nigerians, ” Mr. Amosun said.
(NAN)