Nigerian celebrities have taken to various social media platforms to condemn the Plateau massacre which resulted in the death of 86 people.
Police Command in Plateau state confirm that the attack which took place on Sunday, resulted in the killing of 86 people and several injured persons.
The attack happened in Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District of Barkin Ladi, local government area.
After the attack, Danladi Ciroma, the Chairman of North Central zone of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said the massacre was in retaliation to the killing of over 300 cows.
Nigerian celebrities, have however, reacted to the attack, with several Nigerians asking why the lives of cattles would be compared to those of humans.
See their reactions below:
@Adesua Etomi, lamenting about the value for cows rather than human lives took to her Instagram, saying “When Cattle have more value than human lives. How did we get here?”
“Dear Nigerian Government, we don’t want any more condolence messages. Do something, lives are still being lost. When you’ve done something, release a statement to let us know what you have done and how you were successful.
“Saying people should boycott cow meat will not solve anything. The problem is bigger than cows.”
@Frank Edwards, “It is well with Plateau state and its people. Let there be peace again in Jesus name, the type money cannot buy.”
@TimiDakolo wrote, ”If our government will not help to stop these senseless killing, I think as citizens we should begin to plead with countries to come to our aid. And just because it is happening Plateau, Borno, or Adamawa State doesn’t mean we are safe.
”We do not feel safe at all. Let’s tag foreign government and agency to come to our aid. We really need help.”
@Frank Donga “Too much blood, too much pain, too much poverty. God please heal Nigeria with your love. Fix us by your power.
“We cannot sit down and expect things to change, we need reforms in politics, judiciary, police and military.
”This country needs help, God has given us all we need already, let’s stop sleeping.”
@TiwaSavage, “My God! What is really happening to Nigeria? Pray for Plateau. No more killings. We just want peace.”
@official2baba, “For how long shall this continue? This has become more than an emergency situation. I weep, I weak, I tire. Knowing that the solution is very simple but politics will not allow. How heartless?”