Yakubu Gowon, a former Head of State, has said it is unfair to blame Pres Buhari for the incessant killings in the conflict between farmers and herders in some parts of Nigeria. .
Gowon said he believed the president has no hand in the killings. “The Buhari I know will not be involved in such things. Certainly, no leader will encourage his people to be killed.” .
He spoke on Tuesday at the Plateau State Government House when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Simon Lalong over the resurgence of violence in the state. .
Gowon condemned social media reports linking the president to killings in Nigeria, describing the reports as unfortunate. According to a statement by the state commissioner for Information and Communications, Yakubu Dati, Mr Gowon decried the past practice of releasing arrested suspects without their trial. .
“People arrested should be investigated and prosecuted in Jos where the crime was committed,” the former leader said. .
Thanking him for the visit, Mr Lalong said the state government has reviewed the state laws to prosecute perpetrators of killings and these would soon be signed into law.