The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s remark that herdsmen don’t carry weapons but sticks.
Buhari, who made the declaration during a meeting with his United States, US, counterpart, Donald Trump, had insisted that herdsmen only wield sticks, machetes and not AK-47.
BNYL described the statement by the president as “laughable” and condemnable.
Reacting to Buhari’s remark, leader of BNYL, Princewill Richard admonished Buhari to apologize to Nigerians for defending killer herdsmen.
In a statement, Richard said failure to tender an apology, Buhari will be perceived as being herdsmen “backbone.”
The statement reads, “It’s laughable to say that the Fulani Herdsmen being his kinsmen carry just sticks, he should have been asked about the attack at Nimbo in Enugu in the past and recent Killings in Benue where heads are being cut off, is it the sticks they carry that slides people’s head.
“Buhari should tender an apology to the public for defending killer Herdsmen else he is trying to make us believe he is their backbone”.