Buhari Approves N10bn For Rehabilitation Of Communities In Benue, Others After Attacks

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to comments that he is afraid to speak up against the killing of Christians across the country.

He said "All of these must be funded; so, the President approved some money at the Food Security Council to rebuild where there have been destruction in the country including Benue".

The vice president was in Benue state yesterday where he visited the Abagena IDPs camp along Makurdi Laafia road as well as RCM in Daudu of Guma local government area of the state.

He stated further that the government of Nigeria has a duty to protect the people and assured that Buhari's led federal government will protect every Nigeria.

" The gospel of Jesus can not be killed by anybody; it is not fragile or written on a piece of paper", he explained. "But this government is committed to ensuring the security of our people", he said.

He said that President Muhammadu Buhari, after his initial visit to the state on March 12 this year, directed that a study be carried out in three strategic areas of security, destroyed homes and farms in order to identify what is needed to be done for the displaced people to return to their homes.

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Earlier in an address, Gov Samuel Ortom, called on the federal government to fish out the killers of the two priests and their parishioners that were murdered in cold blood by gunmen.

He assured those who were not farmers living in such communities of government's assistance to enable them resume their livelihood.

A former Vice Chancellor, ABU Zaria, Prof Daniel Saror, appealed to the federal government to chase out the herders who had taken over their farmlands and were occupying their houses.

He said already, an assessment of the communities had been made while N10 billion had been earmarked for the work.

Other speakers who also supported the adoption of the anti-open grazing law included; former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Mike Aondoakaa, Brig-Atom Kpera, Prof Tony Ijohor and Prof Jerry Agada.

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