Dr. Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land has lent his voice to the growing voices of prominent Nigerians and beyond, in total condemnation of the continuous killings in Benue, Taraba and other parts of the country.
Speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, A are Adams said the present killings in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states have shown that Nigeria is seriously bleeding. He, however, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to do something urgently to stop the killings ”I sympathize with our brothers and sisters in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states in the Middle Belt.
“It is unusual that we have been experiencing these unwarranted killings since 2015, particularly, in the Northwest. I can understand the frustrations of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that was why they rose and protested against the unnecessary killings. I am using this opportunity to appeal to
President Buhari to urgently stop the killings.
The president was at the White House recently and the United States President, Donald Trump, made some salient remarks, noting that Christians were being killed in the country; we don’t want religious war in this country. We don’t want ethnic cleansing; we want to live in peace and harmony so that we can be proud of this country. The number one duty of every reasonable government is to protect the lives and property of the citizenry. If the country is secured and the citizenry are protected, other things will follow.
A situation where people are secured, the nation will thrive, however, these killings are highly condemnable by any right thinking person in Nigeria,” he said.