The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has given more insight into the killing of two Catholic priests by Fulani herdsmen in Benue few months ago.
It was reported that Rev Fathers, Gor Joseph and Felix were in April killed after suspected herdsmen attacked the village.
The Ohanaeze leader, while faulting the country’s security apparatus, said that those President Buhari placed at the helms of affairs were incapable of solving the nagging issues.
He wondered why no one had been arrested for over two two months now, even as the herdsmen
had, after the killing, wore the uniforms of members of the choir they had killed, making songs and caricature of them with all their faces showing.
Speaking to Sun, Nwodo said, [Buhari’s] appointments has negated every advantage that we have acquired over the years in terms of building a united country.
“Why is it that everywhere, Fulani herders have killed, murdered people in their numbers, the police arrived after; the whole essence of security is prevention, not management of crime after it has happened.
“An effective security must prevent a crime from occurring; in order words, it must have information, surveillance, it must have capacity to predict what the criminal is likely to do. We look at all these, social media are awash with pictures of Fulani herdsmen with riffles; their faces are there and nobody has arrested any one of them; those who
are arrested, no one is prosecuted. You get the impression that it’s a religious war.
“What on earth justifies herdsmen entering a catholic church while the service is going on and murdering two priests; parishioners and members of the choir?
“And turning round to wear the uniforms of members of the choir; making songs and caricature of them with all their faces showing, trending on the social media with the entire Nigerian security system seeing them and somebody tells you that this is Libyan inspired.”