Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State, has denounced the killings of more than 100 persons in Plateau State and more than 20 people in Benue State.
The tragedy, according to the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was “horrific and intolerable.”
The scale of the deaths, according to Obi, calls into doubt the government’s commitment to safeguard lives and property.
“Nigeria must cease being a killing field. These numbers are human beings and loved ones of many families”, his statement Wednesday night reads.
“As a nation, we cannot be insensitive to the ongoing bloodletting and targeting of the most vulnerable and helpless in our society,” he added.
He said such security measures must be proactive and holistic, especially in areas close to ungoverned rural and urban communities.
Obi conveyed his thoughts and prayers with the families of the victims of the wicked acts.
Reacting to the killings, President Muhammadu Buhari had declared that the sponsors and perpetrators must not be forgiven.
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