Monday, January 8, 2018

Herdsmen menace: APC Senator, Adeyeye attacks Buhari, party

Olusola Adeyeye, Senate Chief Whip and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has berated the Federal Government over its inability to put an end to the persistent killings by Fulani herdsmen across the country.

Adeyeye was speaking against the backdrop of Fulani herdsmen attack which claimed the lives of several people in Benue State.

Featuring on Channels television Sunday Politics, the Senate Chief Whip said the recent attack brings to mind the fact that “there will never be security again in Nigeria until we have the courage to say there must be state police force.

According to Adeyeye,“Because of what you have just said that some of these people are known – I cannot verify that but if that is true, then shame on the Federal Government of Nigeria for not doing whatever it will take to have arrested this tragedy by now.

“I say this knowing fully well that I am also part of that government because my Party is in power, because I am the Chief Whip of the Senate of Nigeria and I’m praying that in the next few days, whatever it will take that this republic will summon the courage and the wisdom to put a decisive end to this nonsense.

“Any state that does not want a state police is free not to want but any governor who is the chief security officer of his state must have the wherewithal to enforce security in his state.

“If Nigerian Federalism must work, every unit of that federalism must have the means by which they can maintain security – The Nigerian Military, the Nigerian Police, they have probably done their best, but they have failed woefully.

“We must go back to what we had at independence, any region that did not want local police may not have it but any region that wanted it could have it. We must go back to that again.”

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