By Olayinka Latona
Assistant General Overseer on Administration and Personnel, of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Johnson Odesola, has expressed displeasure at the recent killing of children, women and innocent people by Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of Benue State.
Addressing journalists after the church annual thanksgiving service at the national headquaters of the church in Ebute-meta, Lagos, Pastor Odesola who is also pastor-in-charge of Region 1, said the spate of killings by the Fulani herdsmen in different parts of the country, calls for urgent attention and action by the Federal Government.
In his words: “I kept on wondering on the silence of government as regards the recent violent attacks by Fulani herdsmen which have always lead to loss of lives of innocent citizens. The situation could best be described as barbaric, terrible, devilish and heartless, looking at the way innocent citizens of the country are being killed.
“The government should do something as it appears that the will to take positive action on this unnecessary protracted problem is conspicuously lacking.
“Our worry is that these Fulani herdsmen carry out these hienous crimes and no single person is prosecuted. It only translates to the assumption that the evil work by these group is approved. It is not just for the government to say something but to act decisively,” he said.
He also asked President Muha-mmadu Buhari to do more on corruption beyond just arresting people to making them to face the wrath of the law.
Odesola decried the situation whereby no politician has been brought to book since the war was declared on corrupt over two years ago.
“We only hear that corrupt leaders are arraigned in court without hearing any further action,” he lamented.