President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he does not rush to visit violence-hit states, because he prefers to monitor developments first.
Buhari stated this while speaking in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, during his visit to assess the situation.
No fewer than 200 people are believed to have been killed in communal disputes and herders/farmers clashes in the state.
The local government areas worst hit by the herdsmen/farmers crisis are: Lau, Ibi, Gassol, Bali, Wukari, Takum and Sardauna, where scores were killed in renewed violence at the weekend.
“I am here (Taraba) to meet with the leadership of the state, to offer my condolences to those who lost loved ones and properties in violence.
“People, sometimes expect me to rush out to the fields, to go and make noise.
“But I have my ways of gathering intelligence. I get to know what is happening across the country without necessarily going to those areas.
“I will be going to Benue and Zamfara after I return from Ghana to also condole with the people,” Buhari said.