Outgoing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari leaves a legacy of sorrow, tears and blood as over 200 killed in recent clashes between Muslim herdsmen and Christian farmers
Over 200 people have been killed in central Nigeria in recent weeks as Muslim militants terrorise Christian farmers and victims despair of getting help from the government.
On Thursday, 250 villagers led by Christian church leaders marched through the city of Jos demanding action from the authorities.
“It is disheartening to see innocent citizens being killed and their properties destroyed in such a gruesome manner,”Daniel Okoh, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said in a statement.
Several residents told Russian Television that the government’s failure to publicly hold the militants accountable for their crimes was emboldening the attackers, explaining that it was important to send the message that no one was above the law. “Once justice is dispensed, these attacks will stop,” a resident of Jos predicted.
On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari handed over the reins to Bola Tinubu, who became Nigeria’s 16th “President” Tinubu, who was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election, was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, at Eagle Square, Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The fraudulent election victory of the ex-Lagos State governor and senator is being challenged by Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party standard bearers, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
Nigerians are demanding swift redress in the areas of the economy, security, fuel subsidy and other critical departments.
Akowe with reports from Abuja with material from RT
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