The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for handling the incessant slaughtering of of people of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen with kid’s gloves.
Addressing newsmen in Markudi, the Benue State capital, the Chairman of Makurdi branch of the NBA, Emmanuel Agbakor, said the NBA was disillusioned by the President’s show of apathy in the issue.
He said, “The NBA is totally disappointed, disenchanted and absolutely disillusioned at the display of apathy by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, with respect to the wanton, reckless and unwarranted killings.
“We condemn, in strong terms, the recurring invasion of the state by herdsmen and the concomitant nonchalant cum indifferent posture of the Federal Government concerning the problem.
“We overwhelmingly voted the President into power as Nigeria’s President but he has dramatically become ethnic and does not see anything wrong with what his kinsmen, the Fulani, are doing in different parts of the country, including Benue State. This is totally unacceptable. A government which is incapable of defending her people is simply, to say the least, not worth its salt.’’