Some youths from Benue, Nasarawa, and Taraba States under the aegis of the Tiv Youths Organisation (TYO) have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of seeing nothing wrong in the killings that have resulted from the recurrent farmers/herdsmen clashes.
President of TYO, Timothy Hembaor, yesterday, maintained that the President’s non-condemnation of the killings and refusal to respond to critical issues raised before him during his recent visit by stakeholders was not good for the country and did not give hope to the victims and their families.
According to him, the President’s poor reactions towards the killings was “an indication of his support to the armed herdsmen to kill and take over Benue Valley and indeed every other part of Nigeria blessed with green vegetation.”
Hembaor also slammed the lackadaisical attitude of the President on issues raised by Governor Ortom, such as the herdsmen killing of 73 farmers on January 1, this year, another killing of 63 people after the mass burial, the recent attack in Okpokwu Council, which claimed over 26 lives and the over 170,000 IDPs displaced from their ancestral homes, among others, as clear indication that he sees nothing wrong with herdsmen killing innocent citizens in Benue.
He expressed displeasure at the alleged disobedience of the President’s order to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, to relocate to Benue in the aftermath of the killings.
He further called on all well-meaning Nigerians to speak up against the killer herdsmen’s activities before they destroy the country.