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Senator Shehu Sani. Facebook

Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) has condemned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, for saying the recent massacre of people by herdsmen in Benue and Taraba was as a result of the enactment of the anti-open grazing laws.

In a post on Twitter handle, the lawmaker stated that the comments were capable of causing more troubles instead of stopping the crisis.

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Sani wrote: “Minister of defense is doing a good job in the north east in the battle against the insurgents.

“But his attempt to rationalize, justify, interpret or translate the violence and bloodletting in the states affected by armed Herdsmen does not help in the search for viable solution.”

The lawmaker also criticised plans by the federal government to monitor social media accounts of prominent Nigerians in a bid to tackle hate speeches.

“If the energy, resources and time that will be dispensed in monitoring the social media labyrinth by the state security apparatus, will be deployed in targeting and tracking kidnappers, militiamen, Terrorists, Herdsmen, Bandits and Human traffickers, we will be safer,” he said.