- Nigerians have been called upon to see herdsmen killings as a national problem instead of turning it into President Buhari affair
- This call was made by the national president of Ndokwa Political Leaders Forum, Rear Admiral Mike Onah
- Onah condemned the killings by armed herdsmen just as he called on the security agencies to rise up to the occasion by restoring sanity
The national president of Ndokwa Political Leaders Forum, Rear Admiral Mike Onah (retd), has said that calling President Muhammadu Buhari names is not the solution to the killings by armed herdsmen in the country.
Onah stated this in an interview he granted Vanguard, in which he condemned the killings, adding that there can be no justification for shedding human blood and wasting precious lives when Nigeria is not in a state of war.
Legit.ng gathers that Onah who urged the security agencies to rise up to the occasion by restoring sanity, stated that full weight of the law should also be brought upon the killer herdsmen.
He said: "The situation is very worrisome. It is very sad and very unfortunate. It is very sad that precious human lives are being wasted. These killings are despicable and condemnable. There can be no justification for shedding human blood and wasting precious lives when we are not in a state of war, and this is why there have been global condemnations of the killings.
"However, I will like Nigerians to see these killings as a national problem which requires inputs from all stakeholders on how to arrive at an amicable solution which will provide an effective panacea to the lingering crisis. Like I said earlier, these killings by the herdsmen are bad and condemnable, and I will like our security agencies to rise up to the occasion by restoring sanity.
"The full weight of the law should also be brought upon those herdsmen who committed these heinous acts. Their disdainful activities do not portray Nigeria as a civilized nation. It doesn’t portray us as a nation where human lives are valued and treasured.
"However, since the tragic incident occurred several people have been heaping blames on President Muhammadu Buhari, some have even been cursing him, some even are calling him all sorts of names, but I don’t think calling Buhari names is the solution.
"We should not turn the herdsmen killings into Buhari affair. Agreed that Buhari is the country’s president, and much is expected of him in finding answers to myriads of problems confronting the nation, but what we should all realise is that Buhari is also a human being, and no human being is 100 percent perfect. I don’t want to believe that President Buhari would want to condone killings by herdsmen when he has taken an oath of office to defend and protect all Nigerians."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government of Nigeria was urged by the US deputy chief of mission to the country, David Young, not to allow those who perpetuate violent acts across the country get away with their crimes.
Young gave the call on Wednesday, July 25, while addressing newsmen. The diplomat called for a crackdown on the violence which had claimed over a thousand lives in various states; and described the killings as tragic and very complex to deal with.
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