Herdsmen killings: Senator Shehu Sani blasts Benue elders for visiting BuhariPublished on January 16, 2018 By Samson Atekojo Usman
Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has lampooned Benue elders for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Villa over herdsmen killings in Benue.
In his contribution at the plenary on Tuesday, he blamed the elders saying, President Buhari ought to have visited Benue State over the incident during which the State lost over 73 indegenes and not otherwise.
“As regards to the crisis where over 73 lives were lost in Benue, it is enough for Aso Rock to travel to the scene of the crisis, not Benue elders coming to Aso Rock. To do what?”, he quipped.
The lawmaker added that politicians and leaders who have 2019 on their mind do not tell Mr. President the truth.
He was emphatic that some Senators out of 109 of them were hiding the truth, a situation he posited, did not augur well for the nation.
Sani further stressed that the three arms of government were not living up to their expectations.
“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, the executive, legislature and judicial arms of government are not living up to expectations, particularly as to the oat of the office regarding the protection of lives and property of the citizens of this country”, he said.
“When people are being killed in Benue State, we are here hiding the truth to please Mr. President,” he added.
He chided governors that endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari at a time Nigerians were mourning the loss of their loved ones, adding that their intentions were evil.
“The leaders are supposed to find the way out to secure the lives and property of Benue State; some are busy endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in office, which is barbaric”, he said.
“I wonder if indeed we would genuinely admit that the inscription above the seat of Senate President that reads ‘Unity, Faith, Peace and Progress’ is being witnessed in Nigeria today,” he added.