Bola Ahmed Tinubu calls on Nigerians to stop the stigmatizing herdsmen in the country.
Tinubu encouraged Nigerians to stop stigmatizing the herdsmen while speaking with newsmen after a close-door meeting with Pa Fasoranti whose daughter Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed.
Tinubu when he was asked the identities of the killers, said;
“We must not use this incident to divide ourselves but we must use it as a cure to the security problem.
“I am extremely concerned about security, i don’t want a stigma, i can go through history of kidnapping in Nigeria and we know how and where it all started, there are a lot of copycats.
“How many years ago have we face the insecurity in the country? There are cases of kidnapping, is Evans too who was arrested and made disclosures was also a herdsman?. “I don’t want to be political, but i will ask where are the cows?
“I am a nationalist and the security concern and challenge right now must be face squarely throughout Nigeria.
“The incident that affected one member of our family Mrs Olakunrin is seriously sad and unacceptable but nobody can return her alive, she has answered the call of her creator. “We must not use this incident to divide ourselves but we must use it as a cure to the security problem
“Additional police, additional patrol, and additional security reinforcement along Ore road and various flash points across the country are necessary and i have discussed this among the various authorities. The Ondo state governor is eminently aware and being proactive about this.
The security challenges are numerous across this country and to fight it we are going through that, more police are being recruited and it takes time to train and deploy them to various areas, nobody prepares more than necessary for this.
“But if you look at Zamfara, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and all areas, then we need to fight poverty, unemployment and the causes that might lead people to crying.
“Equally we must create opportunity to convert this tragedy to prosperity.
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