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It is unkind to say Buhari is condoning Herdsmen Killings because he’s Fulani – Femi Adesina | WATCH

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Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has frowned at those accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of condoning the Fulani Herdsmen killings across the country.

Adesina, who is the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a video message he posted on his personal Facebook account on Wednesday in Abuja, dismissed the insinuations that the president is condoning the killing because he is a Fulani man.

According to him, such killings by herdsmen predated the Buhari administration.

He said: “Something that is disturbing that I have heard about it is linking those developments to the fact that a Fulani man is president and so, he is brooking such kind of evil acts.

“I think that is very unkind. And I will try to back my position with statistics.

“In 2013 particularly, there were nine cases of herdsmen invading communities in Benue state alone and more than 190 people were killed.’’

The presidential aide also noted that in 2014, there were about 16 of such tragic developments with more than 231 people killed.

He further explained that there was a change of government in May 2015, but between January and May 2015, there were six attacks which left about 335 people dead.

“Now, the question is, during that period, did we have a Fulani president? This is showing us that the issue of herdsmen attacking settlements, attacking farmers, attacking communities is pure criminality and it is something that government must deal with.

“It is the duty of government to preserve the lives of the citizenry. It is the responsibility of government to maintain law and order and that this government is determined to do.

“Therefore, let nobody say that all this is happening because we have a Fulani president.

“We have had many Fulani presidents in the past and this issue of herders and local communities at loggerheads has predated this government,’’ he added.

Adesina, therefore, appealed to all citizens to continue to support and cooperate with the Buhari administration as the government was poised to find lasting solutions to the conflicts.

According to him, the government is determined to get to the bottom of it and it will get done.

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6 Comments

  1. NG

    January 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Waka go man! You are selling very bad market.

  2. Faraday

    January 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Mr Adesina, I am not surprised at your unrepentant dragging of Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian former President to every failure of your Paymaster, and Nigeria foremost Taskmaster.
    It behoves a man who has lost his conscience and convictions to continue to defend a wicked and unjust government because of daily bread. Such a person has lost his honour.
    For a Government’s spokesman or media ranter to compare the rampant killings of his fellow citizens under his master’s clueless watch to that of a past government( meaning that the number killed by Fulani herdsmen under his ‘ Oga’ has not equalled that of their predecessor ) is reckless, inhuman and irresponsible !
    Buhari came into power on 3 point agenda,one of which is to tackle insecurity. Alas, in almost 3years into his administration Nigerians are more insecure than he met us.
    I want you to show Nigerians what this government has done better than Jonathan’s. Every thing your Oga accused Jonathan of, he has been found guilty much more !
    Nigerians are sick and tired of your blame games.
    If the heat in the kitchen is too much for your oga at the top, let him quit now !
    As for you, every man will reap what he sows !

    My advise to you is simple ! Dance your dance and stop bothering yourself with another’s dance. You are not the umpire.
    God bless Nigeria !

  3. Uberhaute_Looks

    January 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Enu Femi ti je dodo, ko le sododo. Omo irankiran, omo ale Yoruba

  4. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    January 11, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Mr. Femi Adeshina. I want you to listen very carefully to this message. Please, tell President Mohamodu Buhari to come down from his high horse. Listen to what’s going on in the Country. He seems to be tone deaf to crying of relatives and the people who resides in the community where all the past and present killings have taken place across the Country. inspector general of the Police and his men and women doesn’t know what to do about the situation other than lie about the whole ordeal. No Police authorities in its right mind and sences will wait for peace to rain before arresting known criminals especially the Fulani herdsmen. ( That’s a senseless statement ) Thiat’s a statement attributed to the inspector general of police which is enough to conclude that the Nigeria Police is aiding and abetting the activities of the Fulani herdsmen across the Country. The president must get down from his high horse immediately to fire the inspector general of police. Appoint a new one capable of solving all the killings attributed to the Fulani herdsmen. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

  5. Seriously

    January 11, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Buhari’s Ass lickers, Action speaks louder than words. If Buhari wants people to believe he’s not a divisive bigot, he should show it through practical solutions. He wants Nigerians to see him as something he hasn’t earned. He’s broken the trust of Nigerians on so many levels. This guy rarely addresses his country on critical issues. What are his plans to bring unity to his country and stability?
    Justice to the oppressed in the country, then back it with action not just talk.

  6. Teez

    January 15, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Sir, i have questions for you;

    1) Why are you frowning at simple, sincere reactions?

    2) How will Nigerians not think this way when the President doesn’t appear to be lifting a finger concerning such life and death matter? Meanwhile sir, ranting on facebook cannot be compared to visiting the sight of the incidence and sharing in their pain. I seriously do not understand what closed door meetings the government is having when it should have immediately gone to the sight of these killings.

    3) Sir, I sincerely doubt if you are in a position to judge of confirm what is kind or unkind. It is quite wrong to judge the thoughts of a certain majority if and when you have not tasted or been involved directly with these things. Sir, based on statistics, how many of the life and death situation that has occurred during this administration has the Presidency attended to before you justify your statistics?

    4) Sir, if you are going by numbers, are you trying to say that the lives of the citizens of this country only matter in numbers? Did you have a chance to read the letter sent to the presidency ahead of these attacks going by what the Benue Governor said? Have you as a Publicity adviser even made an attempt to visit the affected cities? Have you had a relative involved in mass burial at all? I have and I know how this hurts badly. Meanwhile, what has change in power or administration got to do with a government delivering on its expected assignments to its people.

    5) Mind you, what was the major phrase that got this administration into power? CHANGE!!!! So sir, I think it is quite wrong for you to compare this administration to previous ones since its aim was to create and initiate a change in how things have been.

    6) Why do I think that the story would have changed if you aren’t sitting in the affairs of the PRESIDENCY? Did you see the way Nigerians reacted when the President was ill? That is how to have compassion. You don’t blame people for your inadequacies sir.

    Finally Sir, a nonchalant government that has come out to talk is nothing but a loud drum and as we all know the only thing significant to this drum is Noise. Until we have a working and responsive government, my belief is that this government has once again towed the line of its predecessors

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