Peter Obi flays Plateau, Benue killings

Peter Obi flays Plateau, Benue killings



.. Says mayhem unacceptable

Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, has condemned the recent killings in Benue and Plateau states, saying that they are unacceptable.

Obi who made the remarks in a statement, said that the killings bring to question the government’s responses in ensuring protection of life and property in the country.

While commiserating with the affected families and praying for the repose of the victims, he called on the government to evolve proactive measures to guard against such ugly occurrences in future.

Obi said’ “The reported killing of over 100 people in Plateau State and over 20 persons in Benue State is horrific and totally unacceptable.

Such violence questions government’s responsibility to protect lives and properties. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of these wicked acts.

“As a nation, we cannot be insensitive to the ongoing bloodletting and targeting of the most vulnerable and helpless in our society.

“Security measures must be proactive and holistic, more so, in areas close to ungoverned rural and urban communities. Nigeria must cease being a killing field. These numbers are human beings and loved ones of many families.”