“I thank you for your courage to come and see me. This visit has resuscitated our morale,’’ he said.
He said the government had made significant progress in diversifying the economy by investing in agriculture and encouraging more individuals and entrepreneurs to go into farming.
Buhari noted that the killings across the country, including in Benue, Zamfara and Taraba, were carried out by “ungodly’’ people who had no religious or ethnic inclination.
“We know about herders. The ones we knew carried sticks, and sometimes cutlasses to cut foliage for their cattle,” he said.
“We now have people who carry AK 47s and pretend they are herdsmen.
“We are working hard to secure our borders. We are going to see how the old cattle routes can be opened. We will control movement. Please beg our people to be patient.”
The president pointed out that security personnel were already uncovering the network of the killers and arresting them.