Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday visited the burial ground of the 73 victims of the January herdsmen attacks in Benue State, he then call on leaders to work together to tackle the incessant violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen across the country.
He said the continued violence and insurgency required collaboration and collective urgent attention, noting that tackling security challenges must begin from the roots to secure permanently solution.
According to him, until the issue is addressed from the roots more and more people will be buried as victims.
“If the issue is tackled right from the root there will be no room for assumptions. We must collectively find solutions,” he said.
Obasanjo who laid wreath at the graveyard said that he did to sufficiently express his sorrow, empathy and sympathy to the families that lost their loved ones, the governor and people of the state and Nigerians.
The former president said that he was shocked to hear that after the mass burial of 73 persons, 83 more persons were killed.
He said there can be no investment and development in a chaotic atmosphere because investors would be unwilling to invest in such places.
He then sued for peace among the people.