Plateau Killings: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has joined the league of Nigerians condemning the recent attack on communities of Plateau state by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The vice president held a meeting with stakeholders of the area on Monday, June 25 where he in strong terms condemned the Killings whether retaliatory or not.
He noted that the attack by suspected herdsmen on innocent villagers is a condemnable act which everyone must ensure it ends.
Adding that, “It is the responsibility of every one of us, especially leadership. The leadership of the communities to ensure that we are able to bring about a situation of lasting peace. We must ensure that we don’t allow a situation where anybody gets away with this sort of killings.
“In the particular case of this local government, we were told that herdsmen attacked the village. This is a condemnable act. There is no reason whatsoever for killing any Nigerian. Even according to the law, if a killing has taken place you are not allowed to kill in return. If you do it, it is as criminal as the very first act itself. This is an act that is condemned.”
He pointed out that it is the responsibility of residents and their leaders to protect their community from falling victims of religious violence, stressing, “seize the moment, to ensure that this is not allowed to continue.”
“We may have greater problems. We must not allow this to continue.
“We must not allow in this country, a religious crisis that becomes uncontrollable. If this sort of thing continues to happen, we will have the kind of crisis that we should not have.”
Meanwhile, Residents of Gashish District are fleeing their homes after the attack on their community by suspected herdsmen over the weekend.
However, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), called on the Federal Government to overhaul Nigeria’s security as such will nib the Killings to the bud.
CAN’s Special Assistant said its president, Reverend Samson Ayokunle also condemned the attack.
Stating that despite assurances and promises by President Muhammadu Buhari that his government was committed to the safety of lives and property of Nigerians, “coordinated and premeditated” attacks have continued in Plateau and other states.