Herdsmen Attack: Senator Gemade Backs Danjuma On Self Defence
Senator Barnabas Gemade representing Benue North East Senatorial District has thrown his weight behind former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, calling on Nigerians to defend themselves against herdsmen attack.
The lawmaker made his position known during a debate on the continuous killings of innocent people in some parts of the country at the plenary on Tuesday.
Senator Suleiman Adokwe (Nasarawa-South) has called the attention of the Senate to the recent killings by herdsmen in Nasarawa state with the death toll already risen to 30.
Adokwe said that many residents were killed in the presence of the law enforcement agents, alleging that there is an ongoing cleansing of his ethnic group, Tiv.
Gemade corroborated Adokwe, saying that the state of security in Benue, Nasarawa and some others has gone out of control and that the situation there looks more like ethnic cleansing.
“It is a shame that a sitting government could watch criminality go to the level that we have seen it today. Rather than rise up and take very decisive steps against it, we embark on denials and shield this evil by just explaining, with flimsy excuses, that these are communal clashes between communities.
Commenting, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu said that the Senate would not fold its arms and allow the killings to continue as he called on the executive arm of government to find a lasting solution to the carnage.