'Resist divisive tendencies over Southern Kaduna killings' - Osinbajo tells Nigerians | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the citizenry to display true leadership virtues and resist the temptation to succumb to divisive tendencies.

A source in the Presidency, who craved anonymity, quoted the Acting President as responding to the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), which accused him of keeping silent in the face of brutal killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna.

The source said Osinbajo would always work in line with the rule of law and was committed to the best standards of governance that value the life of every Nigerian, regardless of religion or ethnicity.

He noted that even though there were weaknesses in the nation’s criminal justice system that limited his action, the Acting President was still working within government to bring the reforms necessary, including the option of community policing, to effectively arrest the situation in Southern Kaduna and other places.

The source said: “The Acting President has always acted to defend the rule of law and course of Justice. He is firmly committed to the best standards of governance that primes and values the life of every Nigerian, regardless of religion or ethnicity. As far as he is concerned, all Nigerians are equal and loved by God and does not discriminate on the basis of religion.

“Alongside the President, Prof. Osinbajo is unwavering in ensuring that anyone who violates the law should and must be made to face the full extent of the law.

“He has spoken out publicly on the inherent weaknesses in the nation’s Criminal Justice System, and is working assiduously within government to bring the reforms necessary, including the option of community policing.

“The current limitations of the criminal justice system, however, affect virtually every kind of crime, including the example of high profile murders of the past, many of which remain unsolved.

“This administration will continue to defend and protect the lives of all Nigerian citizens. It’s the reason the President gave firms instructions to security agencies – military and police – to send reinforcements to Southern Kaduna to enforce the peace. The Southern Kaduna crisis has become a worrying recurrent decimal over the years.

“We -all of us in government, political, religious leaders, traditional rulers and the Nigerian people, especially the elites- must work to find a lasting solution.”

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  1. You are speaking grammar sir. We need you to condemn the condemnables. Stop playing politics with people's (Christians) lifes. Enough of these nonsense

    1. The stupidity in you has no boundary. Where are they persecuting christains in Nigeria? You will foolishly say southern Kaduna without evidence and not knowing that we have Muslims there as well that are collectively facing the menace of the herdsmen and recently their incited christain neighbors.
      Most of the comments coming from bigotic pastors is what you wanted from VP when that is not the truth, you think GOD who so loved this country is asleep?

  2. You that your stupidity has boundary, so you want the fulani to kill the whole southern Kaduna before the vice president will simply condemn it in strongest terms and move towards addressing future occurrences? We will be here speaking grammar, saying the criminal justice system is restraining the authorities from doing something, Trump entered office and proved the whole world wrong, that presidents are powerless except the legislature passes their bills. (let's forget the rightness of what he did, he actually did something, which we would have been speaking grammar on)
    By the way, I don't know your definition of hate speech, that somebody simply said he doesn't want to be slaughtered like chicken and asked others to refuse too. Did any pastor tell anyone to go into moslem villages, rape women with uncircumcised penis and kill their men for no reason?
    Moreover, educate us on what the imams preach in the backyard mosques or you think it's because you run secret cults in your mosques, you think no one knows what goes on there in terms of preachings and equipping of the almajiri's to go and kill people and if the police arrest them, that they have the emirs and political people to set them free like those 5 that killed the Christian woman in Kano.
    Ok, continue. You think you and that Daura illiterate are smarter than the whole Nigerian people. God is not sleeping!

  3. Osibanjo so think saying all this will give you president one day. Fulani elites will betray you.

  4. Such statement can only come from d mouths of incompetent fools.

  5. One thing u pple are so ignorant of is that El-rufai is the one conducting a "Pilot study or an experimental agenda" of the Abuja 89' declaration. I refuse to be ignorant of the devices of the enemy. The VP is handicapped. Funny enough the first attack of gov't on Churches was his pastor who was forced to resign. I will keep on saying that what happend in Turkey will never happen to Nigeria. God Forbid.


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