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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Benue Killings: Stop blaming GEJ - Rep to Adesina

The comments made by Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, concerning the Benue killings, have been described as a 'statement of failure' by Samson Okwu, a member of the House of Representatives, The Cable reports.

Okwu, who represents the Obi/ Oju federal constituency of Benue in the House, made his comments in a chat with journalists on Thursday, January 11.

Femi Adesina had stated on Wednesday, January 10, that 756 people had been killed in herdsmen attacks between 2013 and May 2015 when Goodluck Jonathan was president.

Okwu countered this statement however, as he declared that the spate of killings in the country were not this bad during Jonathan's administration.

Consequently, he asked Adesina to apologize to the people of Benue and the entire nation.

In his words: "I think it is a statement of failure, especially at this time that Nigerians voted for the All Progressive Congress (APC) so that the insecurity would stop.

"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."


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