VIRAL VIDEO: Osinbajo warns against, condemns killing of Nigerians

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken against the state of insecurity in Nigeria, as he condemned the killing of citizens in viral video.

The video, which went viral over the weekend consequent upon a campaign launched by a support group, The New Tribe (TNT), to showcase the instances in which the Vice-President, Prof Osinbajo, SAN, condemned the killing of Nigerians by armed bandits.

The Vice President in the video published on YouTube and other social media platforms, was speaking at different fora, where he condemned the gruesome killings.

Prof Osinbajo, seen on different occasions, condemning the dastard act, preached about the sanctity of life which must not be tampered with, while he cautioned the killers to stop the bestiality.

Recalled that in the past years, different geo-political regions in the the country have witnessed series of violent attacks from armed men, especially the bandits, Boko Haram terrorists and other militia gangs, which had caused deaths of many Nigerians cum destruction of properties.

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Vice President Osinbajo had in April, 2018, during the commissioning of Deeper Life Bible Church headquarters in Lagos, condemned the killing of two Catholic priests and some worshippers during a burial mass in Benue, in April 2018.

He said: “Just this morning on my way here, I was notified of the violation of the Catholic church in Benue state by armed killers who went there while a burial mass was taking place.”

Reacting further on the murder of the priests and some worshippers, Prof Osinbajo said, “it is not only a thing of sacrilege but high wickedness to kill persons in the place of worship.”

However, in the wake of the melee that followed the needless killings, a section of the Nigerian audience have accused the Vice President of being silent over salient national security issues, especially the killings which they said he was expected to have condemned, even being a pastor, whose religion is against the shedding of the innocent blood.

It was in reaction to this the support group, TNT said it began an independent campaign to prove the cynics wrong.

In the video showcasing some of the instances Osinbajo had spoken against the killings of Nigerians, “not minding their religion and ethnic background,” he condemned the gruesome murder of Nigerians in its entirety, while he mobilised the security agents to fish out the murderers.