Benue killings: I'm prepared to step down - VP Osinbajo

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I thank the government and people of Benue and other affected States for their understanding and continued support, as we work together to restore peace and security to all troubled areas.

President Buhari noted that his administration was aware of the security and humanitarian challenges but said he was working on solving these problems.

President Buhari has approved a total of N10Billion for the rehabilitation of communities affected by violent attacks in parts of the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, made the disclosure today during his visits to two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Benue State. Let me assure you that under no circumstance, non whatsoever, will I give up my faith or refuse to stand up for my faith.

"The point I'm trying to make is that a day is going to come when you as vice president, will be called to account for the injustices in our land, especially those perpetrated on smaller tribes that have no one to fight for them. The second thing is to ensure that the displaced persons go back home and their homes are rebuild and the third is for the farmers to return back to their farms and also assist those who are not farmers to also be assisted to start a new lives".

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He said that President Muhammadu Buhari, after his initial visit to the state on March 12 this year, directed that a study be carried out in three strategic areas of security, destroyed homes and farms in order to identify what is needed to be done for the displaced people to return to their homes. My Lord Bishop, Avenya, you said you are not a politician, I am also not a politician.

Osinbajo disagreeing with her said, "I do not accept and I do not believe that there is an agenda". No one will do so.

"This is why coming here today at the behest of the President is first, to look at the situation myself, to get a first-hand view of the situation because the President has mandated me to take this on board and deal with the issues".

The Vice President said there was no question at all that when people are killed in the way people have been killed, whether in churches or mosques or where ever by herdsmen or someone else is justified.According to him, it is the business of government to ensure that there is security for the people.

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