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Frankly Speaking With Jola Sotubo Buhari is failing Nigerians

Rampaging Fulani herdsmen have killed 81 people in the state over the past two weeks and the government is yet to explain how it will stop the attacks.

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The Muhammadu Buhari administration has failed the people of Benue State.

Rampaging Fulani herdsmen have killed 81 people in the state over the past two weeks and the government is yet to explain how it will stop the attacks.

The latest attack comes after the deaths of hundreds in the Agatu Local Government Area of Benue, also at the hands of the murderous herdsmen, in February 2016.

“The magnitude of killings is enormous. Scores of people were killed in the past two weeks by Fulani herdsmen in at least 10 local government areas of the state,” community leader, Tahav Agerzua told AFP.

As a show of the government’s usual nonchalance towards attacks of this nature, police spokesman, Moses Yamu said that the attack is not “a recent development.”

“It's not a recent development. The clashes happened last month and we are on top of the situation,”Yamu said.

It’s unbelievable that the police can claim to be “on top” of a situation which has already claimed 81 lives. However, the most disconcerting aspect of this entire scenario is President Buhari’s silence on the matter.

Buhari is very quick to issue his vows and threats against Boko Haram and Niger Delta militants. The president has repeatedly said in no uncertain terms that his government would put an end to the activities of the mentioned groups.

Of Boko Haram he said that they would feel the strength of our collective will and of the militants, he said that his government was not to be dared. So why is our darling president soft-pedalling on the issue of the rampaging Fulani herdsmen? Where’s the anger? Where’s the outrage?

Nigerians’ collective will is ready to be deployed against the murderous herdsmen, but it appears our Commander in Chief is unwilling to wield it.

The number one assignment every president has is the preservation of life and property, and President Buhari is failing woefully.

The Agatu attack was unfortunate and should never have happened, but it is even more unfortunate that the president has done nothing to ensure that there’s no repeat occurrence.

Buhari might be Fulani, but he has sworn to be the guardian of all Nigerians regardless of tribe and culture, that is his most important assignment.

Dear President Buhari, the time for fun and games is over, the killer Fulani herdsmen must be stopped, and they must be stopped now.

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