Senator Aniete Okon, a pioneer Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lambasted the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo for allegedly saying Nigerians should pray for Fulani herdsmen rather than defend themselves.
In a statement he signed, Oko insisted that Osinbajo’s interpretation of the crisis between Fulani herdsmen and farmers was wrong.
He wondered who Osinbajo would preach to if Nigerians are all killed for opting not to defend themselves against the marauding Fulani herdsmen.
The statement reads, “Vice President Osinbajo was quoted to have said Nigerians should not defend themselves against Fulani terrorists when attacked but should pray for them.
“Is that what the VP is supposed to say concerning innocent Nigerians? The Vice President who lives in a bubble devoid of realities of our present day Nigeria thinks that spirituality and religious orientation provide sufficient grounds to overlook safety and protection and what constitutes threats to safety and protection of lives and property.
“This attempt to make martyrs of innocent and unwilling citizens suffering untold hardship inflicted by the government poses rather worrying questions on the humanity index of this administration. Are Nigerians to seal their lips, sit foolishly while we wait in prayer for violent death?
“Who will the Vice President lead when the citizens are wiped out? Who will Pastor Osinbajo preach to if Christians are wiped out? This situation calls for caution.”