Deji Adeyanju, Convener of an advocacy group, Concerned Nigeria, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for attending the public presentation of the autobiography of a former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebisi Akande on last Thursday in Lagos State.
The title is the book is ‘My Participations.’
Adeyanju accused Buhari of neglecting the concerns of people and the lives of those killed by assailants during a massacre in Sokoto.
He maintained that over 40 people were “slaughtered like chickens” on a daily basis in the Northern state yet the President could still attend a book launch.
Adeyanju said on his Twitter page, “People are slaughtered like chickens every day in Northern Nigeria but Buhari does not care. He went to Lagos to attend a useless Book Launch after over 40 people were killed in Sokoto. And he spent years deceiving Northerners to vote for him.”
Last Monday, 23 travellers were burnt and killed in Sokoto, drawing public criticism and attacks against the Buhari government.
Amnesty International had lamented in a statement a few days ago that perpetrators of such attacks had not been brought to justice.
It had added that the situation left Sokoto and other parts of the North feeling completely let down and helpless.
“Amnesty International is appalled by the killing of dozens of travellers in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State. According to the Sokoto Government, 23 persons died of injuries sustained from burns after bandits shot at a bus conveying travellers from Sokoto to Kaduna.
“The Nigerian authorities have left rural communities in Sokoto State at the mercy of rampaging gunmen who have killed hundreds in the last two years. On 28 May, at least 74 people were reportedly killed in Sokoto State, when gunmen attacked four villages in Sabon Birni Local Government Area.
“The violence has forced many farmers and their families to flee their homes. This is pushing the region to the brink of a major humanitarian crisis. The Nigerian authorities’ failure to stem the violence is costing people’s lives and livelihoods, and without immediate action, many more lives may be lost,” Amnesty International had said.
SaharaReporters, New York