Monday, 23 April, 2018

Benue Killings: We voted Buhari, he rewarded us with Dead Bodies

Benue Killings: We voted Buhari, he rewarded us with Dead Bodies Benue Killings: We voted Buhari, he rewarded us with Dead Bodies
Melissa Porter | 13 January, 2018, 07:16

My heartfelt condolences go to the government and people of Benue State as the victims of the suspected herdsmen attacks are committed to mother earth.

The bodies were driven round Makurdi metropolis in a motorcade in five trailers and six ambulances to the square for a funeral mass which started about noon and ended at 3:30p.m., while interment took place about 4:15p.m.

The Senate Committee on Police Affairs has urged the federal government to investigate the possibility that those responsible for the killings in Benue State and other parts of the country, may be fleeing Boko Haram insurgents and displaced soldiers from Libya.

"For several years these attackers have turned our handsome and endowed land into their killing fields and the main reason has been the clashes between herdsmen and farmers, but these attacks have intensified with alarming devastation since 2011", he said.

It said it was suspect that the Buhari-led Federal Government, which unleashed its might against the Niger Delta militants and the agitating Indigenous People of Biafra, suddenly became helpless when it came to killings by the Fulani herdsmen, who are the President's tribesmen.

Ortom prayed that other states might not experience a situation where over 73 people lost their lives to such attacks at the beginning of the year.

A pro-President Muhammadu Buhari organization, the Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019, has condemned recent media comments credited to Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose over Fulani herdsmen attacks in Benue State.

The Group, however, advised the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to build synergy and collaboration with neighboring states to ending the herdsmen menace rather than apportioning blames.

Kassim, who is also a member of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly representing Akwanga South Constituency, described Fayose's utterances as uncultured conceived to achieve cheap political agenda. "I think Mr. Femi Adesina should apologise to the people of Benue and Nigerians instead of blaming their failure on President Goodluck Jonathan".