See How Buhari Reacted To The Latest Plateau Killings
Reactions have continued to trail the massacre in Plateau State of at least 86 people on Sunday.
In his reaction, President Muhammadu Buhari called for calm while lamenting that human life was increasingly becoming cheap in Nigeria.
He, however, heaped the blame on some unnamed politicians who he accused of taking advantage of the killings associated with herdsmen/farmers clashes in parts of the country.
He said some “desperate people” have continued to pursue their quest for instability and chaos which they hope would give them an advantage in the coming elections.
In a statement on Monday, Buhari appealed for calm, adding that “no efforts will be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice, and prevent a recurrence.”
Already, security authorities have imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in central Plateau state after the fighting.
But some national leaders have lamented the state of Nigeria’s law enforcement systems.
“This further strengthens my constant call for an overhaul of the entire security apparatus of this country,” Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of House of Representatives said in a statement on Sunday.
Also speaking, Senate President Bukola Saraki said: “Our security agencies must immediately get to work to ensure that the culprits responsible for this weekend’s killings in Plateau State must be brought to book. The safety of the lives and property of all Nigerians must remain the primary duty of this government.”
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, blamed the killings on leadership failure. He said: “What is obvious from these attacks and the reprisals is that Nigeria is experiencing a historically abysmal failure of leadership.
“When people don’t feel they are protected or given justice, they resort of self-help, and innocent people lose their lives as a result.”
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