By Ifeanyi Nwoko
The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki had condemned Tuesday’s bloodbath of farmers in Logo and Guma Local Government areas of Benue state.
The assault which was carried out on within the early hours of Tuesday, left about 20 useless and others injured.
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed scores of individuals in an early morning assault on two native authorities areas of Benue State.
Daily Trust gathered that almost 50 individuals have died within the six villages of the affected native authorities areas of Logo and Guma within the wake of the invasion by the gunmen on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who spoke to newsmen shortly after an emergency state safety assembly in Makurdi stated that over 20 individuals had been killed in keeping with the reviews out there to him.
The President of the Senate who took to his twitter deal with @BukolaSaraki to sentence the assault, stated that the perpetrators should be dropped at e book.
He stated that the Senate will do all in its powers to make sure that the perpetrators had been caught and punished.
“I be part of all Nigerians in grieving and praying for all which have been affected. Such actions don’t have any place in Nigeria. The perpetrators of this callous act should be caught and dropped at justice –the Senate will proceed to render all essential help to make sure that this occurs.
“Tuesday’s heinous killings in Benue State that has left numerous households with out their family members was a reprehensible act of violence. As Nigerians, we should all stay united in our condemnation of all such violence.
Tuesday’s heinous killings in Benue State that has left numerous households with out their family members was a reprehensible act of violence. As Nigerians, we should all stay united in our condemnation of all such violence.
— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) January 4, 2018
Meanwhile, reactions trailed the remark of the President of the Senate as many Nigerians expressed displeasure on the repeated condemnation.
Many of those that replied to the tweet puzzled why the perpetrators of the heinous crime had not been arrested.
Some stated that the senate ought to transcend condemnation and utilise its powers to make sure safety businesses arrested the state of affairs.
A twitter person, Aniefiok Nduonofit stated that “It’s not sufficient to sentence these lethal assaults on harmless individuals. Fulani herdsmen usually are not above the regulation. It’s time to completely devolve energy to the states to impact neighborhood policing. That’s the one means out.
Another person, Josiah Unyeazor referred to as on Saraki to somewhat proffer answer to the issue somewhat than all the time condemning the act.
Read different replies under:
Hypocrisy at its peak. Tell us what you guys are doing to deliver justice to the victims? How many arrests to date? Why Python is on the way in which to bounce there from Nigeria armed forces? We are uninterested in “remaining united in condemnation”. They usually are not spirits sir
— Nwachineke (@Ezeobata) January 4, 2018
Shame on you if the one software you’ve gotten the need to make use of is your Twitter web page….Oga Senate President summon the President. Summon and sanction the minister of inner affairs, summon the IG. Being politically appropriate on the expense of lives.. disgrace
— Sunny Nwachukwu (@delivio1) January 4, 2018
Beyond condemnation why can’t @nassnigeria go a decision and provides orders to service Chiefs and safety operatives in Benue axis to reply for the reason that @AsoRock has remained quiet and gradual to reply
— Felix Abrahams Obi🦁🦄 (@MallamPelliks) January 4, 2018
Last final they’ll say he condemned it. Like condemnation is what we’d like in the mean time.
— Oche (@achemoche) January 4, 2018
It’s one thing the entire nation is aware of… We all know Nigeria is insecure… Security equipment are severely scheming to see who embezzles extra.. If you might be telling me the SP would do nothing however complain like me and also you, then it’s a disgrace. What occurred to the grazing invoice?
— Adokiye Tariah (@Doxylizzle) January 4, 2018
We are uninterested in condemnations. We need this killings stopped by the government. That is essentially the most basic goal of govt.
— Derek Adekaa (@itiza5) January 4, 2018
We are all united in our condemnation of violence,however you’re the authorities elected by the individuals.Dont simply condemn,do one thing about it..!.
— D_Punisher.🚫 (@IAmMr_Leke) January 4, 2018
Condemnation is nothing with out bringing the perpetuators to Justice. Are the herdsmen now so invincible that they will’t be caught, they preserve going from one village to a different the government must act quick b4 we get anoda Boko Haram disturbing the entire nation.
— Abiodun Gbemmy (@gbemiloye) January 4, 2018
However, others who additionally commented on the tweet, held temporary for the President of the Senate saying that he had visited victims of assaults including that he had additionally begun the method of reviewing the nationwide safety infrastructure.
@bukolasaraki has been doing extra than simply condoling, I might bear in mind Saraki visited Maiduguri severally in order to have a primary hand info of the state of affairs of issues within the North East
— Saka Olawale (@wagzie01) January 4, 2018