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Unmask Benue killers, Sponsors, TUC Tells Buhari


Unmask Benue killers, Sponsors, TUC Tells Buhari

The Trade Union Congress says it is aggrieved at how innocent citizens were being hacked to death in Benue State and elsewhere around the country.

It charged the Federal Government to, at once, fish out the killers and their sponsors.

The trade union said it was regrettable that Nigeria had been made a laughing stock in the comity of nations on account of the Federal Government’s inefficient management of herdsmen killings.

It said this in a statement on Tuesday jointly signed by its President, Bobboi Kaigama, and Secretary General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi.

The union said, “We condemn these killings in all its entirety and demand an end to it immediately.

“We gathered that some have alleged it is a communal clash while others claim the killings were to protest the anti-grazing law passed by Benue State House of Assembly to protect the people’s source of livelihood. Our thought is, no matter what the issue, we believe it can be addressed without gruesomely killing innocent people like animals. Women and children have become victims of greed and wickedness. Sometimes, one is tempted to question our humanity!

“Nigeria has become a laughing stock in the comity of nations. In a recent video all over the social media an African leader of thought said he wants his country to learn from the mistakes of Nigeria and the success of Malaysia. It is a spite that at a time that Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and a few other African countries are making landmark achievements, there is no aspect of our national life that we can manage prudently.

“The Trade Union Congress is aggrieved that Nigerians are displaced, dispossessed and treated as destitute. This phenomenon is man-made and ungodly. It is unfortunate nothing pricks the conscience of many Nigerians any longer.”

The union called on the Federal Government and security agencies to match words with action by fishing out the killers.

It said, “Bring everyone or group that threatens our peace to book. Nigeria is a country governed by law. Hacking children with machetes and maiming pregnant women is not a way to go as a country. This country is ours to own manage and protect for the benefit of all”

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