By Kola Edokpayi
In the after mount of unabated killings in the country, the leadership of TALAKAWA’S PARLIAMENT, a civil society group in Edo state, led by Comrade Marxist Kola Edokpaiyi, has berated the Federal Government of Nigeria on the continuous attacked by herdsmen and other bandits on innocent Nigerians.
The group made the condemnation during a press briefing in Benin against the background of Incessant attacked on the citizens calling on the federal government led by president Mohamadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency to be proactive and workout modalities to arrest the ugly incident that is gradually degenerating into Hobessian state of
nature, where life is “Nasty, brutish and short”.
According to them, “Patriotism means to stand by the country but not to stand by the president while condemning in their strongest terms the killings of harmless Nigerians in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi states and the recent genocidal attacked on Sunday, 24th June 2018 where several villages in Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau state and about 200 lives were lost.
In their words, “we condemned the inability of the security agencies particularly the police not providing security protections for the masses which makes them be exposed to repressive, satanic and monstrous attacks by the armed bandits who don’t mean well for the country?.
We also condemn in strong terms the creation of cattle colony or establishment of cattle ranching by the federal government in some states including Edo state despite the security threat it portends, we don’t understand why the federal government is interested in establishing business ventures for individuals while a vast majority of the masses are suffocating in the iron grip of poverty. They also frowned at a situation whereby the security agents who risked their lives on daily basis to ensure that there are peace and harmony in the country will now have to resort to protest for their salaries and allowances of over six months to be paid even when billions of taxpayers monies are allocated to the force through the office of the Inspector General of Police.
They, however, demand the sack of all security chiefs in the country, that they have displayed the highest level of mediocrity and incompetence over the killings of innocent Nigerians. They urged the Federal Government to look into the plight of innocent Nigerians and do what is expected of them on the question of Association of Miyetti Allah who has claimed responsibilities in the various attacks in the troubled states to be declared terrorist
organization or not.
Added that the Federal Government should declare Miyetti Allah Association a Terrorist Group the same way it went ahead to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist Organization for merely agitating for self-determination