Samson Okwu, a member of the House of Representatives, has slammed a comment made by Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the killings by herdsmen in Benue. The lawmaker, representing the Obi/Oju Federal Constituency of Benue state, labelled it a ''statement of failure''.
“I think it is a statement of failure, especially at this time that Nigerians voted for All Progressive Congress (APC) so that the insecurity would stop,” the Benue lawmaker said when he was asked to react to Adesina’s statement.
“During Jonathan’s administration these killings were not spread in the country as witnessed now, the insecurity was only in some parts of the north-east and north-central but now there’s Enugu Massacre, Edo massacre, Rivers massacre and then Benue.
“I think Mr. Femi should apologise to the people of Benue and Nigerians instead of blaming their failure on President Goodluck Jonathan.”
Adesina had said, in a video, that between 2013 and May 2015, during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, 765 people had been killed by herdsmen. He said it was incorrect to say the attacks persisted because we have a Fulani president.