Peter Obi weeps, condemns murder of 120 citizens in Plateau, Benue
By Valentine Amanze
The Anambra State former governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has condemned the cold-blooded murder of no fewer than 120 innocent Nigerians in Plateau and Benue states recently by yet to be identified gunmen.
He said that the dastardly act, which claimed about 100 lives in Plateau State and 20 in Benue State was unacceptable.
Obi, who made the condemnation in a statement, lamented that the killings brought to question the government’s responses in ensuring protection of life and property in the country.
While commiserating with the affected families and praying for the repose of the victims, he called on the government to evolve proactive measures to guard against such ugly occurrences in future.
His words: “The reported killing of over 100 people in Plateau State and over 20 persons in Benue State is horrific and totally unacceptable. Such violence questions government’s responsibility to protect lives and properties. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of these wicked acts.
“As a nation, we cannot be insensitive to the ongoing bloodletting and targeting of the most vulnerable and helpless in our society.
“Security measures must be proactive and holistic, more so, in areas close to ungoverned rural and urban communities. Nigeria must cease being a killing field. These numbers are human beings and loved ones of many families.”