Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, RMD, has blamed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the recent attack, which claimed more than 86 lives in Plateau State
Afri Post recalls that the Plateau State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of 86 persons in attacks on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government.
But unconfirmed sources have claimed that over 200 people lost their lives in the attack believed to have been perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen.
However, speaking on the incident, the actor said the killings happened because of the nonchalant and inactive body language of the government.
He urged Nigerians to allow their grief and sorrow fuel their passion to get the ‘PVC.
Richard on Twitter wrote, ‘‘It’s been a few days of numbness and soul searching for me. Just last Friday, I was as ecstatic as other millions of Nigerians at the Super Eagles victory over Iceland, it was an amazing weekend as I had a constant smile reliving the match, but unexpectedly, evil crept up on us, went to Plateau and massacred about ONE HUNDRED humans, after the initial shock, the realisation that the battle for the soul of this nation just intensified hit me hard and I have since questioned myself.
”Just as I was going through the terrible emotions, I wake up on Monday morning to the news of Daniel the III ‘s passing. It’s been a cold, sad few days for me and I cannot even imagine how defiled the people of Riyom, Barakin Ladi and Jos South local government areas feel, I cannot pretend to know what D’banj, wife and family are going through but my prayers are with them.
”Yes, the Super Eagles lost, again, to Argentina but that sad loss pales in the face of real tragedy so I refuse to dwell on it.
”The Plateau killings had no business happening at all, it is an occurrence that was absolutely perpetrated because of the nonchalant and inactive body language of the government.
”It is time leadership stop hiding behind long speeches, empty promises and be accountable to the people. We demand justice and refuse to back down because ‘eye wey dey cry, dey see’ as we cry and mourn let our sorrow fuel our passion to go get our PVC’s.”