Senator Shehu Sani has described the recent attacks in Plateau State that led to the death of over 80 persons, as one too many.
86 people were killed in attacks on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state
In a statement issued on Monday, in Abuja, the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the Senate, said that in Nigeria, “the life of the poor is cheaper than peanuts and Gala”
He noted that while people are being killed across the country, the interest of the political class were more on power and 2019 elections.
“While governors danced and sang at Eagle Square, the lives of the governed were being wasted. In Nigeria today, the life of the poor is cheaper than peanuts and Gala. We have become a nation in perpetual mourning and funeral service.
Enough blood has been spilled in Nigeria to touch the conscience of people in power, if at all humanity matters.
“Until the ruling political elite raise the value of the lives of the underprivileged to equal that of the powerful and privileged, the systemic wastage of the lives of the poor will remain unabated.
“The nation has lost its sense of outrage and we are tragically spreading red carpets and beating the drums of praises to leaders who woefully failed in their responsibilities,” the lawmaker said.
In his twitter page sani said, We need a graveyard in the three arms zone of Abuja so that victims of the mindless killings in the country can be buried close to the seat of power.Then the Executive,Legislators & the Judiciary can feel the pains of the helpless widows and orphans we failed to protect.