Buhari Cannot Compensate Victims of Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen –Osinbajo
Posted on March 30, 2018 || By: Global News
While trying to cover the mistakes of his boss, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has further made Nigerians angry when he said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot compensate victims of recent violence, killings and kidnappings in with his visit.
Following series of attacks in some parts of the country like Benue, Yobe, Zamfara, Rivers and Taraba States, Nigerians and international observers have been criticising President Buhari for his failure to visit victims of the attacks, especially Benue where over 70 people were brutally murdered by Fulani herdsmen.
But Osinbajo in a chat with journalists said “Let me say it first that no amount of condolence can compensate for loss of lives, whether in Calabar, Mambilla or Benue or where people were killed in Adamawa or Zamfara, any of these states.”
He stated further that “Benue killing is one set of killing far too much; there is no amount of condolence that can compensate for that and I want to say that it’s a massive tragedy. I’ve been to Zamfara, I’ve been to Adamawa when this killing took place, I even visited Benue in September where there have been killing before; then I’ve visited them when the flooding took place and we looked at all the issues and tried to address many of these.
“There have been several of these issues in different places, recently Dapchi. We have expressed condolences, but no amount of condolence would do. We have to address the security question in a much more robust way; that the police are able to do these effectively. We have deployed the military to Kaduna, two battalions to Kaduna. In Benue and Taraba axis, we have the 93 battalion, we have 72 Special Forces. So, I think the most important thing is, first of all, to ensure they actually address the security of the people.”