Buhari to Trump ”Herdsmen crisis is tied to Gadaffi and the Libyan crisis”
President Buhari has once again linked the increading herdsmen crisis to hitmen trained by deceased Libyan leader, Muammar Gadaffi. While speaking to US presidnet, Donald Trump, yesterday April 30th, President Buhari said
”The problem of herders in Nigeria is a very long historical thing. The Nigerian herders don’t carry anything more than a stick and occasionally a matchet to cut down foliage and give it to their animals, these ones are carrying AK-47. So, people should not underrate what happened in Libya. 43 years of Ghaddaffi, people were recruited from the Sahel and trained to shoot and kill. With the demise of Ghaddaffi they moved to other countries and region and carried the experience with them,” he said
Recall that during his meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier in the month, President Buhari said Gadaffi hitmen were the ones responsible for the herdsmen attacks recorded in various states.