By Sodiq Lawal
The National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors, NANCE, Obafemi Awolowo University branch, has condemned the killing of innocent Nigerians by herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country.
This was disclosed in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr Adejumo Kabir, and made available to our correspondent on Tuesday.
According to the release, “It is important to note that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” and the inability of the Federal Government to curb these killings is a slap on democracy. The Fulani herdsmen disturbing the peace of the nation are not different from Boko Haram and if the Federal Government can declare IPOB as terrorists, the herdsmen are worse.”
“The last Christmas was not merry for many Nigerians due to fuel scarcity and the new year was greeted by Fulani herdsmen. We are sure that the president is not sick and should not really be affected psychological by the accident of his son. If at all the president is ill, the entire presidency cannot be deaf and blind at the same time to the mass genocide against innocent citizens in Benue particular and other states”
“The killing has gone haywire that you can only have right to your life in these states when you dress like cattle”
“The Federal Government needs to set laws equitable for Nigerians and take adequate sanction on dangerous Fulani Herdsmen that trespass into farm land of others. Again, the Federal Government has failed to set up touching courses with satisfactory remuneration to families of victims of herdsmen killing”
“We requests that Government must set up open farms and make provision(s) for the wellbeing of citizens as farming remain one of the key sectors to concentrate on. Without Government mediation, the killing of innocent citizens will keep occurring and then will make the country a good example of ‘A lost paradise.”