A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Charles Idahosa has said that terrorists sponsored by corrupt members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are responsible for the recent spate of killings in the country, not Herdsmen.
Speaking to Independent on Saturday, Idahosa disclosed that corruption is fighting back in the country adding that former leaders do not want President Muhammadu Buhari to continue in office because they want to frustrate the ongoing anti-corruption war.
In his words; “As far as I am concerned, the insecurity in the country is being perpetrated by corrupt people who want to frustrate the war against corruption that Buhari has been dogged about”.
I feel very sad when Nigerians get confused and misled. I said in one of my interviews that corruption will fight back. I recall when President Buhari visited London shortly after he was sworn in as President, he said when he gets home he will release the list of looters. But for strange reasons the party did not release the names then and that gave room for those looters and thieves to retreat and go planning.
What we are seeing today are not herdsmen, these are terrorists imported into this country by the looters to cause mayhem and create a situation of crisis in the country. The PDP guys who looted this money and the former leaders who don’t want Buhari back want to create a situation of insecurity in the country so he will not return. How do you explain when one will go to a village and kill 73 people and you call them herdsmen?
We grew up in this Benin, the herdsmen we knew carry sticks and dagger but now you see people carrying AK-47 to kill and you call them herdsmen so as to give Buhari a bad name. These are trained killers imported into this country by the PDP looters, corruption is fighting back. These people know that if Buhari is re-elected, many of them will be in jail.”