A former Minister of Aviation and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has stated that he would no longer keep silence because of politics, and watch atrocities continue in the country.
Fani-Kayode, in a series of tweets on Thursday night, disclosed that he owes Nigerians and those in government the bitter truth.
The former minister, who was among one of the most active critics of the present administration until he joined the ruling party, was responding to latest massacres in Benue and Plateau States.
He stressed that the Buhari administration was left with just few more months to put an end to what he described as ‘this madness’ and stop the war crimes against humanity.
The former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) revealed that the government must find a way to stop the genocide, unprecedented terror and hardship unleashed against the people of the country by the terrorists before leaving office.
“Today we must set politics aside and speak the bitter truth. 100 murdered in cold blood in Plateau State and 25 butchered in Benue by terrorists. This is disgraceful, indefensible and unacceptable,” he tweeted
The former minister expressed shock at how much longer Nigerians can tolerate the incessant bloodletting, kidnappings and maiming of innocent citizens while government only issues statements.
Fani-Kayode also wondered how many more Nigerians will loose their lives before citizens cultivate a sense of national outrage.
“When will our people and Government say ‘enough is enough!’ Do we have any self-respect and pride?
“These are NIGERIANS that are being butchered!!! Our very own people and our very own compatriots!!! When will something be done to stop the wholesale carnage?
“We have endured the pain and shame in silence for far too long, hoping and praying that the authorities will rise up to the occasion and that things will change for the better. Sadly things appear to be getting worse.
“We cannot sit back and watch silently anymore as our compatriots are being cut short by a bunch of ruthless, vicious, evil and savage militias made up of primarily foreign barbarians and bloodthirsty bandits. The FG has an obligation before God and the Nigerian people to do far more.
“They have a few more months before their tenure comes to an end to put a stop to this madness. They have a few more months to stop the war crimes, the crimes against humanity, the genocide & the unprecedented terror and hardship that has been unleashed against the people of this country by these villainous and heartless enemies of humanity.
“They must empower our security and intelligence agencies, give them the green light and stop holding them back,” he said.
The former minister said that the government must take actions without further delay and must fish out those criminals wherever they are and stop acting as if the killers were being treated with kid gloves.
“Anything short of that would be a monumental failure on their part and a deep insult and spiritual wound to the Nigerian people. There is no honor or decency in showing restraint before those that kill innocent men, women and children.
“There is no decency in treating those that seek to wipe out our people with kid gloves. They deserve to be sent to their maker in the most brutal and decisive manner and we demand no less from the Federal Government,” he said.
There are various reports that the Berom people of Plateau State have lost over 11, 000 of their indigenes as a result of the killings going on in their communities for over two decades.
Fulani militias are believed to have also sacked thousands of people from 68 villages and communities, and occupied the places.
A recent report has it that more than 6,000 persons were displaced following attacks carried out by suspected terrorists in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State and that majority of the people.