Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has criticized the lopsided fight of the Federal Government against corruption.
Governor Ishaku who could not hide his disappointment on the alleged fight against corruption by the Federal Government condemned its one sided fight saying “killing is the highest form of corruption”.
He made the declaration in Makurdi during a cocktail dinner marking the Middle Belt Conference with the theme: Restructuring Nigeria and Reawakening the Position of the Middle Belt.
“How can somebody steal a million naira and you lock him up while another kill 10 persons and you allow him go free and even make bold to say publicly that you are fighting corruption?” He queried.
“The primary responsibilities of the federal government is to protect first life and then property and person who has failed to do that has failed in governance”.
Ishaku said it was however sad and unfortunate that our country has become a place where you wake up every morning expecting to hear how many people have been killed by the rampaging killer herdsmen who are being shielded by some devilish set of people.
Darius Ishaku urged the people of the middle belt to stand up to the challenge and stop anything that can truncate the peace and unity of this country.
He charged them never to be intimidated by any person or group of persons because “Nigeria is bigger than any group of individuals” he stressed.
Governor Ortom Samuel of Benue State on his part announced his bolting out of the APC, saying he had long been given the red card from the party and had no other option.