Dr Moses Auta, a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has said President Muhammadu Buhari values his cows than the lives of Nigerians.
He also blamed the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for not doing enough to curtail the killings and kidnapping of innocent souls across the country.
“Just imagine, 42 precious human beings were roasted in Sokoto by bandits hours after the incident, the president visited Lagos where he inaugurated some vessels exclusively built by Nigerian Navy engineers.
“From there, Buhari sped off to attend the book launch where he was made Special Guest at a book launch titled: “My Participations”, the biography of Chief Bisi Akande, former interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“As president of the country, when your house is under fire, you immediately look for ways to quench the fire.
“The 42 roasted human beings have lives like him, and equally his children. But he abandoned the dead, without visiting the state yo condole with the family of the deceased, only for his media assistant to issue a press release expressing Buhari’s grief over the killing when they realised their faults,” he said.
He wondered why with the size of operatives of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Airforce, Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), even local vigilantes, bandits seem to have power over them.
Disturbed by the rising wave of killings in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN; and the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111, yesterday, lamented that Nigerians were now being killed like chickens.
They also urged the Federal Government to do more to halt the deadly trend beyond condemning the killings.
CAN and JNI spoke on a day bandits killed 16 persons in a mosque in Niger State.
Condemning the murder of 23 innocent travellers by terrorists in Sokoto State and many other attacks on citizens by criminals, CAN said the killings had further shown how human life was cheaper than that of chickens today in Nigeria.
In a statement, Rev John Joseph Hayab, Vice Chairman, CAN of the 19 Northern states and Abuja, said the religious body was concerned that “the terrorists have taken their crime against Nigerians too far” and called on the Federal Government and governors in the Northern states, especially in the North- West, to take strong measures to stop this evil permanently.”