- Says crime had no tribal affiliation.
- Says herdsmen issues should not bring division to Nigeria.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has described the situation where some people are playing politics with the murder of Olufunke Olakunri, the daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Reuben Fasoranti by unknown gunmen.
The APC National leader who rubbished the reports linking herdsmen to the incident said kidnapping had always been taking place in the country.
Speaking with after paying a condolence visit to Fasoranti at his Akure home on Sunday, the former Lagos governor said crime had no tribal affiliation even as he wondered where “the cows” were when the alleged herdsmen attack took place.
“How many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping? Is Evans who was arrested, and his disclosure, then a herdsman? I don’t want to be political. The question is where are the cows?”
Tinubu who, however, admitted that the security challenges in the country must be well addressed stated that the herdsmen issues should not be allowed to divide the country.
“I am a nationalist and the security concerns and challenges right now must be faced squarely throughout Nigeria. The incident that affected one member of our family, Mrs Olakunri, is saddening and unacceptable but nobody can return her alive, she has answered the call of her creator.
“We must not use this incident to divide ourselves but we must use it as a cure to the security problem by providing additional police and patrol.
“We also need additional security reinforcement along Ore Road and various flashpoints across the country. I have discussed this with various authorities. The governor is aware and being proactive about this.
“The security challenges are numerous across this country. More police are being recruited and it takes time to train and deploy them in various areas, nobody prepares more than necessary for this.”