President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence on the massacre of over 40 persons by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Igangan, Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, according to former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, is suspicious.
George found it upsetting that Buhari’s aide, who is known for responding quickly to instances like these, had kept mute.
According to the PDP leader, Buhari’s refusal to talk was risky since he is a Fulani man.
In his State of the Nation speech on Wednesday in Lagos, George noted that the fact that Buhari is a Fulani man was enough for him to denounce the heinous act.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence on the killings of people of Igangan community is dangerous and the fact that he is a Fulani man makes the matter worse.
“I know his media aids to be very fast in reacting to issues but their silence on this particular incident is very suspicious,” he said.
This was just as he pointed out that the killings by the Fulani herdsmen “in the wee hours of last Sunday has brought the seething malady right to our doorsteps. No one is safe anymore.
“The senseless killings, the cruel inhuman massacre of the Igangan natives in the Yoruba heartland by suspected herdsmen in the wee hours of last Sunday has brought the seething malady right to our doorsteps. No one is safe anymore.
“I wonder, what hate, what evil, what madness will propel anyone of sane mind to plunge into the night with weapons of war, seeking out fellow citizens for pillage and murder? It puzzles rationality. It benumbs the senses.
“The Igangan massacre is now a watershed in these ceaseless psychopathic killings that now pester our country without let. It will continue to haunt us all.”