The Nigeria Democratic Congress Party NDCP has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has not been serious with the curbing of attacks by rampaging Herdsmen in some parts of the country.
Dr Johnson Edosomwan, Founder and Presidential Candidate of the party while reacting to the President’s Democracy Day address explained that Buhari in his speech failed to state in clear terms what it is doing to put an end to the senseless killings in the nation.
The NDCP is of the opinion that the Nigerian leader should have been explicit with the steps, progress and measures so far to nip the ugly trend in the bud.
Edosomwan called on the President not to trivialize the issues but come out openly to declare the bandits who have killed dozens of fellow countrymen without mercy as terrorists just as it urged security agencies to as a matter of urgent national importance clampdown and unleash those behind the killers.
The party’s Presidential Candidate stated that “As a government that promised to clampdown on every security threat facing the country, it should show more responsiveness to the duty of winning the war posed by criminals in the face of Fulani Herdsmen.”
“In his Democracy Day speech, his comment about the Herdsmen killings was tagged as mere Farmers/Herders Clashes, a situation that is in variance with the true situation and picture of things. The President also failed to acknowledge the presence of these hoodlums in salient parts of the middle belt where targeted attacks are launched on Christians daily.”
“It is to this effect that we urge government to be more proactive. The killings especially those in Benue State are pointers to the fact that if necessary steps are not taken in due course, Nigeria might face another Boko Haram from the way the Herdsmen situation is going,” Edosomwan noted.