‘Benue Killings Not Product Of Any Planned Agenda’, – Osinbajo
Osibajo, who is Benue on a two-day working visit, made the denial on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting at the Benue People’s Government House, Makurdi.
He said the Federal Government was determined to prove such insinuations false by rebuilding all damaged communities in the country.
He said the anger and disappointment expressed by the people at the meeting was “right and justified” but assured that government was committed to providing security for their protection.
He said there were several interventions that had been initiated to make life bearable for them.
The Vice President assured that the government would “dig deep into the root cause of the crises to find lasting solutions to it.”
He also dismissed the religious colorations attached to the killings, saying ” persecutions have always been with Christians and it is the duty of Christians to stop it”.
” The gospel of Jesus cannot be killed by anybody; it is not fragile or written on a piece of paper,” he explained.
He said the recent recruitments into the various arms of the security agencies was aimed at providing effective security protection to the people, especially communities under frequent attacks.
The vice president also condoled with the Catholic Church for the attack on its priests and worshippers at Saint Ignatius Parish Mbalom where 18 people including two Catholic priests were killed by suspected armed herdsmen.
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