The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has highlighted the measures being taken by the Federal Government in bringing to an end the perennial killings by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna.
Speaking during the Biannual Conference of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in Benin, the Edo State capital, the acting President amid other things said the Federal Government had commenced investigations into the crisis.
According to Osinbajo, “investigations are ongoing; I can’t make any categorical statement.
“The Federal Government has taken steps by first aligning with the state government, and it is working with the police to be the first respondents.
“It is not true to say that Federal Government is silent about the killings: it is not true.
“Troops were sent in after a security council briefing was received from the state and police, after they found themselves not being able to curtail the killings.
“Every Nigerian leader, whether Christian or Muslim, tried to solve the problem of religious crisis and none succeeded.
“In many respect, the failure of our criminal justice system to punish culprits has not helped matters.
“Meanwhile, suicide bombers and those ready to die with their victims keep adding more satanic dimension to the public.
“Why is it that no government has succeeded in stopping these age-long killings?.”