PRESIDENT BUHARI URGED TO ADDRESS MENACE OF HERDSMEN
By Paulinus Onah
Awka, Jan.11, 2018 -- The Ohaneze Ndigbo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the issue of incessant killings of Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen across the country.
The Anambra State Chairman of the Organisation, Chief Damian Okeke Ogene who made the call in Awka, said the people of the South East States could not afford to have their people massacred in cold blood.
Ohaneze boss, who was reacting to the rising tension in Aguleri Anambra East LGA between the herdsmen and the community, said the president should make a bold statement on the matter.
``The idea is to stem indiscriminate killing of Nigerians across the country.’’
Chief Okeke Ogene called on the South East Governors to rise to the challenge and curb the menace before it could get too late.
He commended the Gov. Obiano for effectively managing the herdsmen-community relationship in the state and asked them to borrow a leaf from Anambra.
``Ndigbo cannot afford to go into another civil war over Fulani herdsmen’, saying that the situation can be controlled at this stage.
He said that Anambra had been the most politically stable state in the country and then commended security agencies for exhibiting high level of political maturity during the Governorship Election.