7 Days Mourning Declared For The Over 100 Killed By Herdsmen... but not by Presidency

When innocent Nigerians, over 100 of them, are killed in a most gruesome manner by rampaging Herdsmen for whatever reason and there is no official indication that the nation is in mourning, the opposition have decided to do the needful. These are indeed sad times.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared a seven-day mourning for the victims of the gruesome killings of innocent Nigerians in Plateau state and other parts of the country.

Consequently, the opposition party directs that its flags at all its offices and formation at all levels across the country be flown at half-mast during the period in honour of the victims.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP urges the people of Plateau state to exercise their rights as global citizens, work with other public-spirited Nigerians and groups and take President Muhammadu Buhari and his government to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague for acting helpless in the face of continuous mass killings.

"The PDP firmly holds that the life of every Nigerian is sacred. All Nigerians must be protected whether they are Birom, Basange, Igbira, Tiv, Idoma, Hausa, Igbo, Fulani, Gbagyi, Yoruba or from any other tribe whatsoever.

'The fundamental duty of government all over the world is the protection of lives and Nigerians can no longer continue to fold their hands while compatriots are being daily hacked down by marauders.," the PDP said.