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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Benue killings: ASUU condemns Buhari’s government


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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to act swiftly concerning the killings by Fulani herdsmen in the country

ASUU in a statement signed by its University of Ibadan Chairman, Dr Deji Omole faulted Buhari’s administration on the rising killings all over the country.
Omole decried what he called irresponsibility on the part of the Buhari government to provide security for citizens.
The union further called for compensation for those who lost their properties and relations in Rivers, Benue and Kwara states.
According to Omole, a time will come when citizens will rise to defend themselves by taking up arms since they were not protected by the state.
“The new year killings in some part of the country while the President was telling Nigerians that it has defeated by Boko Haram should be rejected by all Nigerians.
“Time has come for all to rise and call on the government to fulfil her duties of protection of lives and properties or quit if it cannot do this.
“The government that wants people to go into agriculture but folds its arms when farmers are killed is not only irresponsive but also irresponsible. We have now added to the internally displaced profile of people in Nigeria.
“The problem is that the survivors are embittered that their government cannot protect them but prefers to set up campaign team for 2019 general elections.
“All victims must be compensated and all governors must visit the victims the way they all stormed Abuja to greet the son of the president who is hospitalised. If the son of the president is fortified with security meant for over 1,000 people even in hospital, it shows that the ruling class does not value the lives of ordinary Nigerians. ”

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