Following the recent attacks from herdsmen and the criticism the president has faced due to his silence on the issue, he has finally opened up.
The president in a meeting with a Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) delegation from the 19 northern states at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, July 5, 2018, said only evil-minded people will accuse him of being responsible and condoning killings by suspected herdsmen in the country.
The President still maintained his claims that the allegations of him sponsoring the ‘satanic acts’ of the suspected herdsmen are ‘clearly political purposes’ *Wawu! When will this insolence stop, PMB call a rat a rat and stop looking for ways to bring politics in*.
Lots of Nigerians have continuously tongue lashed him because obviously he acted oblivion to the plights of the citizens. Thinking he would resolve to words of encouragement and assurance that he’s doing ‘his job!’ His exact words were “When some (people), for clearly political purposes, attempt to suggest that this government is doing nothing about the killings and that I, being Fulani, must be encouraging these satanic acts, it seems to me that there is no limits to the evil minds of these men”.
As reported by punch, The president of Nigeria went further to say
“Otherwise, how can anyone in their right minds suggest that I, as an elected President even with substantial votes in the affected areas, will for any reason do harm by an act of omission to those same people?
“Secondly, the problems in all these areas, as you all know, are historical. There is no administration that has not had to contend with killings in these same areas over the years.
“Indeed, in 2001, you may recall that after thousands were killed in Plateau State, a state of emergency was declared and a governor was replaced by an administrator.
“To suggest that our administration is doing nothing is terribly unfair. We must not forget that the same Plateau state which has been crisis-ridden for years has in the past three years been celebrated for its peacefulness. The governor’s hard work for peace and the presence of the military’s Operation Safe Haven must have had some impact,”
He went further to acknowledge that citizens have every right to demand the government’s intervention on matters causing menace to them.
“Nigerians are right when they say they want to see more convictions and I would like to appeal to the judiciary to help us fast-track these cases.
He stated that indeed the military has been working and so has he. He said: