Afenifere Flays President Buhari’s ‘Undue Silence’ on Killings


James Sowole in Akure

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Tuesday expressed worry over what it described as the undue silence of President Mohammadu Buhari about the spate of killings in several parts of the country.

The feeling of Afenifere was one of the highpoints of a communique issued at the end of its meeting held in the residence of its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, and read by its Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin.

It said that since the Federal Government has a duty to protect the lives and property of every citizen of Nigeria, the president must speak up on this matter and take urgent action to restore the sense of apprehension of people of Nigeria, especially in the South and Middle Belt

“We are worried about recent spate of killings by Fulani herdsmen across the country as evident in Agatu killings, the murder of Olu Falae’s guard in his farm, the killings in Ibadan and the latest being the heinous murder of over 40 Nigerians in cold blood in Enugu.

“We are worried that Federal Government seems to have maintained indifference to the wanton killings going on across the country against the provisions of the constitution” the communique state”, it said..

The group also expressed dismay that the Department of State Security (DSS), went to the press to say that they discover a grave in the South East where they found the bodies of the Fulani men without any DNA.

“The DSS had failed to establish that the bodies is from any ethnic group. It’s an organization for all Nigerians and therefore should be concerned and should make the report on the killing across the country not just what they called the killing of people from certain ethnic among the over 250 groups in Nigeria.