A social ideological group, Reformation Movement of Nigeria, has condemned the general insecurity in the country which culminated in the recent gruesome killing of more than 70 harmless people in Benue State by Fulani herdsmen ,warning that unless the perpetuators are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law,such heinous crimes will continue.
In a communiqué issued by the group signed by its national president, Shomuji Jimmy Sho and Director of Media/Publicity, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the group which was formed to teach and point out errors in governance noted that there is need for President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the security apparatus in order to arrest the security challenges, lawlessness and injustice ravaging the country.
“It is pity that many weeks after the gruesome killing of about 73 defenceless people in Benue State by Fulani herdsmen, no single arrest has been made.What this means is that our security forces have failed the nation and there is need to rejig the security network for efficient performance.
According to the group, it is absurd that the government is recommending Cattle Colonies as solution to the herdsmen/farmers clashes when many countries are embracing ranching, advising the Federal Government to jettison the issue of colony which will create more problems in future.
On the state of the economy, the group noted with regret the poor economic situation of the country and the level of unemployment among youths and urged the President’s economic team to come out with policies that would stabilise the economy, provide jobs, properly fund the country’s institutions , construction of new roads and maintainance of other infrastructure.
The group noted with regret the persistent fuel crisis in the country which it attributed to high level of corruption, noting that those involved must be handed over to EFCC for prosecution.
“As a key player and keen follower of events in the country especially since the inauguration of the present government in 2015, we are all witnesses to the high level of foul play and corruption allegations against the last government as regards payment of oil subsidies which helped in no small way in ensuring President Muhammad Buhari’s victory at the polls.