Two years after the killing of over 85 security operatives in Alakyo village, Anthony Sani, the former spokesperson of Arewa Consultative Forum has urged the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari to assist the state government in the implementation of the White Paper on the Alakyo killings.
The security operatives were killed May 7, 2013 in Alakyo village of Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital by Ombatse militia group.
The state government thereafter released a White Paper from the report of Justice Fola Gbadeyan Commission of Inquiry into the killings.
Speaking on Monday in Lafia, Mr. Sani blamed the incident on the failure of leadership at the national level. He also noted that the state government had its limitations over the matter since the federal government said it had forgiven those behind the killing of the security operatives.
He said the state government had little or nothing to do with the federal government forgiving the perpetrators of the act.
Mr. Sani urged the incoming administration of Mr. Buhari to prioritize security among other pressing issues for Nigeria to prosper.
“My expectations is that (Mr, Buhari) must confront four issues that comprise security, corruption, unemployment, reconciling the nation and lastly, we can now talk on the issue of prosperity,” Mr. Sani said.
He said without addressing the four key issues, nothing could be achieved as the country had been polarized across ethnic and religious difference.
He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased security operatives, saying no amount of money can bring them back to life.
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