Herdsmen attacks: Govt panel wrongly composed —Macaulay


By Onozure Dania

National President of Association of Christian Theologians, Prof Olakunle Macaulay, has faulted the composition of a Federal Government panel raised to probe the mass slaughter in Benue and Nasarawa states by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.


Macaulay, speaking in Lagos, said the panel had failed before take-off because it is only composed by government officials.

The panel, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has nine state governors as its members.

Reacting to the composition, Macaulay said: “It is clear that the panel is not going to achieve anything, given its objective. It was raised to investigate the inability of government to contain the activities of herdsmen who have posed serious threat to security and well-being of Nigerians and Nigeria as a country.

“Now, the same government that cannot stop the senseless killings by the Fulani…

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