The Benue Youth Forum, BYF, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of supporting terrorists who killed people in Benue State.
BYF acknowledged Atiku’s present “careless and unfortunate” assertion justifying herders assault in the state was a mockery of those killed.
The group berated Atiku over his present suggestions accusing Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State of profiling Fulanis as bandits and terrorists and ultimate week’s killing of over 40 people along with two legislation enforcement officers in Gbeji, Ukum Local Government Area of the state.
Terrence Kuanum, the President of BYF, tagged Atiku’s suggestions as “another terrible unforced error.”
In an announcement he issued on Thursday, Kuanum acknowledged: “That careless and callous comment coming from an individual who is parading himself as a “unifier” clearly reveals the place he stands on the incessant invasion of Benue communities and massacre of the people and the destruction of their property by successfully armed Fulani militiamen.
“We see that evil statement which came from the abundance of Atiku’s heart as a justification of the massacre in Benue state and a mockery of those who died in those attacks as well as a declaration of support for the marauding Fulani terrorists that carry those heinous activities.”
They urged Atiku to exhibit his acclaimed love for the Tiv people by condemning the act by the Fulani militia.
Stressing the should strip Atiku of his Zege Mule U Tiv title, BYF charged the Tiv Traditional Council to look at his future utterances regarding the state.
The group generally known as on him to immediately apologize to people of the state over his suggestions regarding killings.
BYF charged the PDP presidential candidate to point sincere dedication to Benue people and current that he would condemn such act of terrorism if elected president.