Oba of Benin charges Buhari, govs to stop herdsmen killings

THE Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba N’edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II urged President Buhari to take necessary steps that will stop the incessant killings by suspected herdsmen in the country.

The monarch made the call, weekend, during a courtesy visit to Governor Aregbesola at Government House, Osogbo,he urged the governor to work with his colleagues by bring to an end of herdsmen killing.

Oba of Benin said,I want you to mobilise your colleagues in the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to address the issue of insecurity in the country and do something to stop the unwarranted killings by herdsmen in Benue, Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Edo and other parts of the country.

Ewuare said it was necessary to promote peaceful coexistence among Nigerians and as well rescue the country from the shackles of insecurity that has become the lot of the citizenry

We even learned that there might be some international connections to it, we don’t know anything about that all we want is for it to stop so that our people can know peace again.

“It is unfortunate that this is going on in our land, we want something to be quickly done as soon as possible so that Nigerians can know peace because people are being swallowed by cattle in the land.

The bloodletting is too much in the land and the nation is bleeding, we want a stop to this. The killing of innocent citizens has to stop in every part of this country. It is worrisome that the trending news in the country today is killing here and there, no day you will not hear the news that people have been butchered by herdsmen. Mr. Governor, something urgent needs to be done about it. I want to use this opportunity to implore Nigerians on the need for them to be vigilant and security conscious more than ever before in our society, it is important for us all to know our neighbours for our own safety.”

Nigerians cherish their comfort and a peaceful environment so much; so we are charging those of you at the helm of affairs in the country to do everything humanly possible to guarantee peace for Nigerians.


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