Saraki Makes Declaration On Plateau Killing

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola , has said that the killing of 86 people in Barkin Ladi LGA of the state by Fulani herdsmen shows that Nigeria is not safe.

He made this known in a Monday statement, while expressing sadness at the carnage and commiserating with the government and people of Plateau State.

The senator, who represents Kwara Central senatorial district, said it was hightime the president directed security chiefs to immediately come up with a quick response measure to halt killings across the country.

He said, “I am very sad to hear the news of the incident in Plateau State.

This is very depressing and giving the impression that the country is not safe. The problem of Boko Haram in the North-East is well known to everybody, but this killing by unknown band of assailants in Benue, Taraba, Plateau and Kaduna states is now giving another dimension to the crisis. Coming at the time we are getting ready for elections, we need to respond fast.

“If the plan is to develop some long term measures, we also request that the President should mandate the security chiefs to put forward an immediate short term and quick response measure, which will restore confidence in the system and demonstrate to the criminals behind these killings the capacity of government to tackle the issue.

“We have to immediately device a plan through which the criminals behind the killings and their sponsors can be nabbed and made to face the wrath of the law. We have to also develop plans to mop up illegal firearms in the hands of dangerous elements while also stopping the influx of these arms into the country.”