Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was behind the “harvest of death” of innocent Nigerians in Plateau State.
The organization made this known in a statement jointly issued by the chairman of the organization Mr Austin Braimo and Secretary Mr Cassidy Madueke on Friday in Abuja.
Suspected herdsmen butchered scores of people across three local governments of Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government.
Police confirmed 135 deaths, but several reports put the casualties well above 250, in the attacks which occurred on Saturday through Sunday.
The statement said political opponents of the ruling All Progressives Congress are working tirelessly to truncate the achievement of the APC and cast dark imagery on the season of goodwill of President Buhari.
The group stated that the bloodbath came at a time when APC Delegates were returning home in Northern Nigeria from the party’s recent successful national convention.
“This was done to tarnish the reputation of the President and cast the image of APC in bad light, just for the desperate opposition to gain some political advantage,” the statement reads.
“It was also gathered that illegal road blocks were set up by the hired assassins to carry out their nefarious and dastardly hatchet act of man’s inhumanity to man.
“Almost 90 people were cut down in their prime near Jos, Plateau Capital.
“The APC today is laden with heavy hearts by the mass killing of innocent breadwinners, women and children, under the guise of herdsmen versus farmers’ unrest.
“BMO is appealing to Nigerians to show love to Mr. President and show avowed resistance to the unpatriotic people who are working hard to pull the President and his party down.
“The opposition PDP might have achieved its sadistic media objectives of casting pall on the APC and Federal Government, but doing that on a field soaked with human blood is regrettable and unpardonable.
“No amount of calculated distractions or ill-will would prevent President Buhari from fulfilling his electoral promises of security, unity, equity and development to Nigerians,’’ it added.