Ekiti State’s governor, Ayo Fayose has frowned at President Muhammadu Buhari’s reaction over the killings of more than 100 indigenes of Plateau State by Fulani herdsmen.
He said that President Buhari was wrong to have described the killings as farmers/ herdsmen clashes, a case of two fighting.
He also regretted that the chairman, North Central zone of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Danladi Ciroma, who had claimed that the killing was in retaliation to the death of over 300 cows in the last few weeks by the affected villagers, has not been arrested yet.
Fayose therefore called on Buhari to regard the killings by herdsmen as an act of terrorism and deal with the perpetrators as terrorists, adding that the persistent “senseless killings” will come to an end once the President does that.
The governor stated this in a message on his Twitter handle.
It reads, ”One question Nigerians should be asking President Buhari is; has anyone been arrested for the killing of over 200 people in Plateau.
”200 people killed in one day by people said to be retaliating loss of cows is a national disaster that should attract decisive actions not speeches.
”In saner climes, Presidents don’t go to sleep when over 200 of their citizens, including children are murdered, they take decisive actions to bring perpetrators to book and prevent reoccurrence.
“But here in Nigeria, our president sees killing of over 200 people as two fighting.
”President Buhari, killings by herdsmen is not Farmers/Herdsmen clash. It is not a case of two fighting. Rather, it is terrorism. Deal with perpetrators as terrorists and you will see these senseless killings coming to an end.”
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