MBF says killings in Nigeria indicates failed government
The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has described the recent killings in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna states and other parts of the country by bandits as a function of a failed government.
National president of MBF, Dr. Bitrus Pogu, said in Makurdi that “It is an unfortunate development; it is a function of a failed federal government, a government that cannot protect its people, a government that has failed in its primary responsibility as provided in our constitution, which is the provision of security and welfare for the people.
“This thing has become too much for Nigerians. I remember before the recent killings in Benue and Plateau states, three major incidents happened in Kaduna, which were the attack on the airport, the attack on the train and the attack on the community in south of Kaduna.
“It is only a failed government that would allow such a thing to happen in a country unchecked.
“It is unfortunate because their failure to put an end to these killings is gradually making the average Nigerian hate a Fulani man. And may God forbid that day when the Nigerian will rise against innocent Fulani because of the failure of this government, so they had better do something and quickly too.”
On the call by Governor Samuel Ortom on the people to defend themselves, Dr Pogu said it was proper.
“I support the call for self-defense but the unfortunate thing is that our people do not have the wherewithal. If they have the wherewithal, I can assure you that they will defend themselves,” said MBF.
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