Connect with us

top stories

FG URGES RESTRAINT IN MEDIA COVERAGE OF FARMERS/HERDERS’ CRISIS IN BENUE

Published

on

Lai Mohammed

Aminat Isah, Abuja

The Federal Government has appealed to the media and public commentators to exercise utmost restraint in their coverage of the

fallouts of the recent farmers/herders’ clash in Benue State in order not to further inflame passion and worsen the situation.

The Minister of Information and Culture,  Lai Mohammed said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, adding that the Federal Government is working hard to address the situation with a view to preventing a recurrence, not just in Benue State but everywhere across the country.

“It is incumbent on the media and public commentators not to engage in actions that can aggravate the crisis.

”Lest we are misunderstood, we are neither saying the media should not cover the crisis nor asking public commentators to desist from commenting on it. All we are saying is that both must be circumspect.

”The current poisoned atmosphere of incendiary comments, unrestrained use of pictures and footages that offend human sensibilities as well as fingerpointing can only exacerbate the situation and complicate ongoing efforts to end the crisis,” he said.

Mohammed said the Federal Government is absolutely saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction of property resulting from the crisis, and recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, in commiserating with the Benue Governor, unreservedly condemned the killings and also assured of the necessary security measures to prevent further attacks and bring the perpetrators to book.

He said the Federal Government has also mapped out short and long-term solutions to the incessant clashes between farmers and herders, including a planned conference of stakeholders, and assured of the government’s strong determination to find a lasting solution to the farmers/herders’ clashes

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

news10 hours ago

DEBATE…Why I have so much grey hairs on my head—Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has attributed the grey hair on his head as one of the factors showing how tasking...

Politics11 hours ago

BREAKING…Vice Presidential Debate Begins

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, debate for the Vice Presidential candidates of five political parties has commenced, ROYAL NEWS...

Politics12 hours ago

EXPOSED…. PDP planning to hack into INEC’s server, APC alleged

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has been alleged of enlisting the services of some hackers from Russia in order to...

Foreign12 hours ago

Why court sentenced 35yr-old man to 9yrs in prison

An Indian national has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the US for a brazen sexual assault of...

Politics12 hours ago

Court sacks Donald Duke, declares Jerry Gana as SDP presidential candidate

An FCT High Court in Maitama on Friday declared a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, the winner of...

news13 hours ago

Buhari challenges governors on infrastructure devt.

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged state governors to redouble efforts in addressing infrastructure deficiencies in their respective states to revamp...

Politics1 day ago

Court sacks Buruji Kashamu, declares him illegal

The Peoples Democratic Party has commended the Thursday judgement of an Abuja Federal High Court validating the expulsion of Senator...

news1 day ago

FG working on early implementation of new minimum wage — SGF

The Federal Government is working toward early implementation of new minimum wage which has caused a lot of controversies in...

Politics1 day ago

No Diaspora or out-of-country voting in 2019-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there will be no Diaspora or Out-of-Country voting for Nigerians in the 2019...

news1 day ago

CAN denies endorsing any candidate

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Thursday said the association did not endorse anyone; it only met with 14...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: