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Igbos Owns Nigeria Not Fulani, Come to the North and See – Prof. Yusuf

Former Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, has described claims that the Fulani “own” Nigeria as a fallacy and “sentimental nonsense”.

He said that the erroneous narrative was being pushed by unscrupulous elements with a nefarious agenda.

According to him, Fulani people were in the minority in the federal civil service compared to Yoruba and Igbo people.

The Katsina-born professor added that Yoruba and Igbo people were also far richer than their Fulani counterparts.

Yusuf said that there was therefore no justification for claiming that the Fulani own or control Nigeria.

“Which part of Nigeria do they own? Igbo people are richer than Fulani people; Yoruba people are also richer than Fulani people. There are more Igbo and Yoruba in federal civil service than Fulani.

“Does any Fulani own a bank? Does any Fulani own a media house? Does any Fulani own a hotel? All the hotels in Abuja and land are owned by the Igbo. Is Abuja Igbo land? Can Fulani own in the East what Igbo own in the North? No. If you have never been to the North, come and see the landed properties that the Igbo have, which the Fulani do not have and cannot have in Igbo land.

“Whoever that says Fulani man owns Nigeria, let him come and say how. Fulani man occupies Aso Rock, and so what? An Igbo man should come and occupy Aso Rock and give the Fulani all the material wealth he has in the North. That is nonsense.
“Igbo own all the hotels, they own banks, and Yoruba own the newspapers and banks. What do the Fulani own? It is just sentimental nonsense,” Yusuf told Saturday Sun.

8 Major Indicators Vicariously Linking The Present Government Of Nigeria To Herdsmen & Boko Haram Jihadism

Intersociety, Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria, Friday, 31st July 2020.

There are eight major indicators vicariously linking the present Government of Nigeria and its security and law enforcement agencies to ongoing orgy of terror against Christians in the country.

The jihadist terror activities against Christians especially by Jihadist Herdsmen is likened or modeled after Sudan’s “Janjaweed Jihadism” under the ousted Gen Omar Hassan el-Bashir Government (1989-2019).

The present Government of Nigeria and its security and law enforcement agencies have since mid 2015 defended and stood by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen whose frontiers have further expanded to include ‘foreign’ or ‘imported’ Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen and Shuwa Arabs. These Jihadist groups are also fingered in the ongoing socio-political instabilities or crises in the Central African Republic and Republic of Burkina Faso, etc.

The Nigeria’s central Government has continuously failed woefully in its constitutional duties to protect and secure the country’s individual and group citizens irrespective of their religion, tribe and creed. Same Government has also failed woefully to protect the country’s secularity status and seemed most likely to have adopted radical Islamism as ‘a state religion’, contrary to Sections 10 and 38 of the 1999 Constitution as amended. The Government’s defense of the Jihadist Herdsmen and their heinous atrocities had included and still includes description of their anti Christian butcheries as “herders-farmers’ clash(es)”, or “killings arising from revenge and reprisal violence and criminal gangs”, or “communal clashes” such as ‘killings involving two warring Christian communities”. The latest of such indefensible Government’s cuddling and defense of Jihadist Herdsmen is a false narrative of “balance of terror” or ‘symmetric killings and counter killings’ between communal Muslims and communal Christians’.

In all these, we, the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, are not unaware of the fact that the Government is bent not only to continue its monumental failure to act to end the butcheries but also its attempts at deceiving and misleading the world. Therefore, having, since 2010, carefully followed, monitored, researched, investigated, documented, exposed or published the killings perpetrated against Christians and Minority Muslims in Nigeria or any part thereof including patterns and trends of the attacks, we have identified eight major indicators vicariously and inescapably linking the named Government and its security and law enforcement agencies to Fulani Herdsmen Jihadism in the country. The eight major indicators are summarized as follows:

One (1): Government of Nigeria has consistently and undeniably risen since mid 2015 in strong defense and protection of Herdsmen Jihadists and their atrocities which have now escalated and spread country-wide. The central Government of Nigeria and its Armed Forces has also vicariously and officially maintained a policy of soft spot for Boko Haram and its terror jihadism in the Northeast. This, the same Government does to through window dressing and, some say, ‘conflict profiteering’.

Two (2):Government has introduced RUGA (Rural Grazing Area or Settlement for Fulani Herders throughout Nigeria) and NLTP (National Livestock Transformation Plan); all resulting in forceful settlement of Fulani Herders or making them to violently occupy indigenous Christian lands throughout Nigeria. Included, too, is the Nigerian Military (Fulani) Cattle ranching program which seems to have reduced same to a “Fulani colony or Armed Forces”.

Three (3): The Nigerian Military particularly the Army has also since Oct 2016, established annual regional military operations with different code names, camouflaged and remotely targeted at Christian parts of Nigeria; during which ways are militarily and vicariously paved for Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen to move into indigenous Christian lands and occupy them under heavy military or security backing and protection. Strong pieces of evidence abound.

All the programs above are widely viewed as jihad friendly or oriented and through them the Jihadist Herdsmen have been provided state cover to move in and forcefully occupy indigenous Christian communities and their forests, bushes and farmlands across the country; from where they launch attacks and jihadist campaigns targeted at Christians, their lands, farmlands, houses and worship and learning centers. They have been responsible for burning or destruction of not less than 1,500 churches and Christian learning centers across the country since 2015.

Not a single Mosque has been destroyed or burnt in their name till date. As a matter of fact, it must be reminded that Jihadist Herdsmen have never killed a single Muslim or destroyed or burnt any Mosque or Islamic learning center anywhere in Nigeria or any part thereof. All their victims are Christians and other non Muslims. Before mid 2015, for instance, less than two percent of the farmlands, bushes and forests in over 500 Igbo communities in Igbo Land (including Igbo parts of Delta, Benue and Kogi) presently occupied or under the occupation of the Jihadist Herdsmen was occupied or under occupation by same Jihadist Herdsmen. They had existed as “Hausa Settlements” or “Ogbe Hausa”. This is also similarly the case in the Christian parts of Benue, Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Yobe, Taraba, Gombe, Adamawa, Edo and Delta, etc.

Three (3): Grossly lopsided composition of the country’s security forces including their commands and controls which have remained, some say, “90% Muslim controlled”. Three (3): refusing to arrest and prosecute the atrocious jihadists or hold them to account for their heinous atrocities since July 2015.

Four (4): Continued recognition of the mother bodies of the genocidal Fulani jihadists (i.e. MACBAN, FUNAM and Fulani Koutal Hore) as ‘registered organizations” and deregistration of nonviolent socio-cultural, etc groups and declaration, using draconian legal instruments, of other nonviolent ethno-religious groups as “terrorist organizations”.

Five (5): Indiscriminate and unilateral granting of state pardon to terror jihadists (i.e. “repentant Boko Haram combatants”) and their alleged enlistment into security forces as well as abandonment and persecution of victim groups or communities.

Six (6): Government’s false labeling of killing of Christians as “killings arising from herders-farmers’ clashes” and use of different false narratives to back and protect the jihadists and cover their atrocities.

Seven (7): In furtherance of the above false labeling and narratives, the present Nigeria’s central Government also tries to introduce “a balance of terror” or symmetric narrative, between the Fulani Herdsmen jihadists and the victim Christian communities by describing the brutally asymmetric killings as “killings arising from revenge, reprisals and criminal gangs”.

Same Government has till date, refused to recognize and declare Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen as a terror group. This is despite the fact that the group is internationally outlawed and named ‘world’s fourth deadliest terror group’. The “balance of terror” Government’s false narrative has further exposed the complicity of the Nigerian Government in the anti Christian butcheries and its monumental failure in discharging its constitutional duties of protecting and safeguarding the citizens irrespective of their religion, tribe or creed.

Eight (8):Nigerian Government and its security and law enforcement agencies particularly the Nigeria Police Force do not have official credible data or crime statistics particularly with respect to ceaseless massacre of Christians in Nigeria. The Government has not only failed to provide official credible data of the killings, maiming and Christian properties destroyed or burnt but also undermined, mangled and denied same when independently presented.

Government has also failed woefully in letting Nigerians and the Int’l Community know, with verifiable statistics, the proportionality or dis-proportionality of such inter faith asymmetric killings, maiming and destroyed or burnt or lost properties. That is say that there are no credible data from the present central Government of Nigeria or its security and law enforcement agencies including Nigeria Police Force and Defense or Army Headquarters, showing the percentage or number of attacks against defenseless Christian communities by the state backed and protected Jihadist Herdsmen or reprisals by the victim Christian communities, if any.

In other words: there are no credible Government’s records or from its security and law enforcement agencies showing the number of attacks against Christians since mid 2015 by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen, number of Christians killed, number of their lands seized and occupied by the Jihadists and number of Christians’ properties including dwelling houses, worship and learning centers destroyed or burnt or lost to Jihadist Herdsmen. Government or security or law enforcement records are near totally absent, if not totally absent regarding the number of Jihadist Herdsmen arrested and investigated, convicted and jailed since mid 2015 for killing Christians or seizing or destroying their properties especially their sacred learning and worship centers. Independent records have continued to indicate that such perpetrators are often not arrested, but shielded by the security forces.

On the other hand, there are also no credible records from the same Government or its security and law enforcement agencies showing the number of attacks against Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen or Fulani citizens or settlements by the victim Christian groups or communities, number of Fulani citizens killed, number of their lands seized and occupied, number of Fulani properties including dwelling houses, Mosques and learning centers destroyed or burnt by same Christian “avengers”. The present Government of Nigeria and its security and law enforcement agencies should also answer the following questions: how many Muslims or Muslim farmers have been killed by Jihadist Herdsmen in Nigeria since mid 2015 and how many Islamic properties such as Mosques and learning centers have the same Jihadist Herdsmen destroyed or burnt?

Therefore, since the central Government of Nigeria is now introducing locally and internationally, ‘balance of terror’ narrative or symmetric violence ratio into the anti Christians’ massacre, we challenge them to furnish Nigerians and the Int’l Community with credible official records or data or ‘crime statistics’ regarding the above highlighted. The failure of the Government in this regard will mean same shutting up its mouth permanently and licking the wounds of its monumental failure to act to protect the vulnerable and persecuted Christians in Nigeria.

On our part and independently speaking, the evidence on the ground grossly shows the contrary or contradicts all the Government claims. Apart from attacks on Christians in Nigeria being brutally asymmetric or ‘98%/2%’ ratio; or radical Islamists’ attacks or violence against Christians 98% and reprisals against such attacks or violence 2% or less; the Nigerian Government, adding to its monumental failure to protect Christians and fish out and punish their attackers, has also repeatedly repelled such reprisals if rarely risen or rarely about to occur. Under the same Government, any reprisal killing of a Fulani Herdsman is given widest media attention locally and internationally; with wheel of justice speeded up against the perpetrator(s). But when Christians are massacred, Government rolls out industrially its media censorship and inaction including aiding and abetting; for purpose of dwarfing or mangling same.

Both in principle and in practice, the present Government of Nigeria has provided and still provides maximum protection for Fulani settlements and their jihadist groups and turned and still turns blind eyes including little or zero response to early warning or distress calls on the side of the persecuted Christians and their properties, especially when under attack or about to be attacked. Naturally, individual or group victim citizens’ reprisals become inevitable when governing or securing authorities woefully failed in their duties to protect them and go after their attackers; or whereby same governing or securing authorities take sides and shield the perpetrators and cover up their atrocities.

In the case of persecuted Christians and their communities in Nigeria or any part thereof, they have remained substantially pacifist, nonviolent, peaceful and law abiding; allowing themselves to be massacred at will; only for the same Government and its security and law enforcement agencies especially the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force to torment and punish them for being nonviolent. Even in the midst of vicious, systematic and coordinated attacks or violence against them by the Jihadist Herdsmen, the Government does little or nothing to protect and secure them other than to criminalize and collectively frame them up with all manners of false labeling and accusations.

Links below contained conspiratorial statements of the Federal Government, the Kaduna State Government, the Nigerian Army and the Kaduna State Police Command, directly or indirectly justifying the ongoing massacre of Christians in Southern Kaduna; these are same Governing and Security authorities constitutionally charged with responsibility of securing and protecting individual and group citizens’ lives and properties irrespective of their ethnicity and religion:

Presidency: https://globalsentinelng.com/2020/07/22/presidency-blames-revenge-killings-for-worsening-insecurity-in-southern-kaduna/.
Kaduna State Government: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/404891-why-insecurity-persists-in-southern-kaduna-el-rufai.html
the Nigeria Army: https://www.thecable.ng/military-commander-we-have-limited-manpower-to-tackle-southern-kaduna-killingsand https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/405610-southern-kaduna-crisis-not-ethnic-cleansing-military-commander.html
Kaduna State Police Command: https://guardian.ng/news/police-deny-fresh-killings-in-southern-kaduna/
A counter statement by SOKAPU: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/06/01/kaduna-community-urges-security-agencies-to-recover-30-corpses-of-victims-of-attacks/

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Emeka Umeagbalasi, Board Chair, Amaka Damaris Onuoha, Esq., Head of Campaign & Publicity, Samuel Kamanyaoku, Head of Field Data Collection & Documentation and Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Head of Civil Liberties & Rule of Law

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PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS REV FR. PAUL OFFU, CONDOLES WITH CATHOLIC CHURCH

President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to the Catholic Church over the killing of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, the Priest of St. James Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State.

President Buhari expresses deep shock and dismay over the killing of another priest, ordering a thorough manhunt for the killers and their immediate prosecution.

The President commiserates with government and people of Enugu State, family of Rev Fr. Offu and members of the parish and all Christians.

Describing the killing of the priest as “barbaric and unwarranted’’, President Buhari assures the Catholic Church and all Nigerians that the fight against “lawlessness and recklessness’’ will be intensified as security of lives and property continues to top his priorities.

“The entire nation is shaken by the horrible assassination of this priest. The administration will continue to guarantee the freedom of religion and protect places of worship as well as the lives of citizens wherever they live,” he added.

Directing law enforcement agencies to act swiftly in their investigations and bring the perpetrators of the “horrific crime’’ to book, the President calls on all religious leaders to pray for peace, healing and security of the country.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

August 3, 2019

Fulani herdsmen take over security operations in South West, to move South East August

According to a report on social media, this is Kayode Ajulo, a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court Of Nigeria states his encounter with Fulani Vigilante group on his way returning from Akure yesterday 4pm.

Ajulo said that terrorists were already mounting the highways with guns and openly doing “security work”. They have direct phone lines with the neighboring police stations confirming they are legit. Some of the Herdsmen Vigilante are wearing various Nigerian security outfits.

This confirmed the police announcement in June that they will collaborate with Fulani Herdsmen to bring back peace in the country.

Nigerians were also shocked when the Miyetti Allah announced too that they will be setting up Vigilante group across the country.

As it stands, these vigilante groups has been operating secretly all over the country and the Miyetti Allah’s announcement was a mere formality.

There are indications that they will also unfold their operations in the South East in August.

Limit grazing reserves to the North, Okowa tells Buhari

Amidst the ongoing debate over the National Grazing Bill before the National Assembly, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has urged the Federal Government to limit the proposed reserves to the northern region of the country to forestall further clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.

The governor said that FG should take urgent steps towards this end to avoid the situation snowballing into a major crises in the country.

He stated this on Monday during a press conference in Asaba to mark his one year in office.

The Senator said; “If the grazing reserves are created in the north, we may be able to limit the movement of the herdsmen down south. The reason is because there are more lands in the north, and with the Minister of Agriculture bringing in foreign grasses that grow faster, with the right irrigation, the ranches in the north can help end the growing suspicion and unease between the herdsmen and their hosts in the south, where there are less lands”.

The governor also noted that the present economic crunch in the country has severely affected his proposed developmental plans for Deltans in his first year as governor. He added that despite the present economic downturn in the country, his government has remained on course, although has not achieved as much as it expected in terms of quantum.

Governor Okowa explained that his government has refused to adopt FG’s Treasury Single Account(TSA) because they needed to modify it to stem the challenges it poses for banks.

On the ongoing pipeline vandalism by the militants in the Niger Delta, the governor said his administration, with collaboration from host communities is working on bringing the destruction of oil facilities to an end. He also revealed that the deputy governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro is presently in the creeks discussing with the militants to that end.

He however, informed the journalists that it was still too early for him to tell whether they were prepared to down weapons, but assured that the advocacy of Otuaro’s team will speed up results.

On allegations of his complicity in the alleged fraud in the Delta Independent Power Project(IPP), Okowa denied receiving any fund since 2008 when the project was initiated by ex-governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.

He said “I was not directly involved in the project, I can pride myself that I didn’t collect a kobo from the project. If I have had interest, the probe wouldn’t have commenced. The truth is that I did not stop the House of Assembly from probing the project. Like every other Deltan, I will want the project to be completed”.

He listed some of the challenges in the project as gas turbines and evacuation plants, while noting that government is looking at possible ways of either selling or continuing the project; “We are deliberating whether to sell it or continue with the project.

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Southern leaders to Buhari: Release Nnamdi Kanu, listen to IPOB

Leaders of Southern Nigeria, under the auspices of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly (SNPA) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the rule of law and order the immediate release of those in detention, including Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Kanu, in compliance with pronouncements of courts of competent jurisdiction. 

The leaders also said that in order for the principles of separation of powers to be applied to advance democracy, the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) and similar non-violent bodies should be treated fairly and given opportunity if hearing.

SNPA made these pronouncements in Asaba during its meeting which held at Best Western Elemaz Hotel.

The meeting, attended by the State Governor (represented), was chaired by former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme, who was also represented by a former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife.

Other leaders who were at the meeting include co-chair and leader of South-South, Senator Rowland Owie, Bishop Emmanuel Gbonigi, co-chair and leader of the South West, represented by Senator Femi Okurounmu.

The SNPA, which deliberated on the security, socio-political and economic situations of the country, persistent killing of Nigerians by Fulanis, and issues bordering on establishment of grazing reserves in parts of the country.

In its first resolution, the group said: “We urge him(Buhari) to respect the rule of law, the protection of citizens fundamental human rights and the pronouncements of courts of competent jurisdiction. The president should note that the war on corruption should neither be vindictive nor selective.

“We call on President Buhari to ensure immediate release of all Nigerians which various courts have given bail and have subsequently met their bail conditions. IPOB and other similar non-violent bodies should be treated fairly and given opportunity to be heard.

“The president should commence the implementation of the resolutions of the 2014 National Conference to resolve the continuing contradictions in the Nigerian polity and to lay solid foundation for more just and equitable Nigerian society.”

The leaders also urged Northern elders to stop infusing the ‘we and they’ mentality in the present government ‘which usually create division and confusion in the polity’. “The Northern Elders Forum should realize that President Buhari is the president of Nigeria, and not just of northern Nigeria. The government is therefore for the entire Nigeria and programmes and projects should be for the overall development and growth of the country and not a section of it”.

On the increasing killings by Fulani cattle rearers, the leaders said that “the president should deal decisively the with the issue of Fulani herdsmen to avoid it snowballing into another Boko Haram. Consequently, he should commission a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate all Fulani attack since May 2015 and make the perpetrators face the wrath of the law”.

The group thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who hosted them in the Delta State capital city.

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SECURITY ALERT: We will attack your people, Fulani herdsmen writes Eha-Amufu community in Enugu State

Information reaching us is that the known terrorists “Fulani herdsmens” have written a letter to the people of Eha-Amufu in Isi-Uzo LGA of Enugu state, that contains their intention to attack them soonest.

The herdsmen told the people of Isi-Uzo LGA Enugu State in a written letter, to wait for them because they are coming in their large numbers to destroy their community.

People of Eha-Amufu are now living in fear as they observe some suspected Fulani herdsmen moving about in their numbers. Its understood that the women and children have already fled the community, leaving the man and the youths behind to watch over their lands in case any incidents erupts.

The people of Isi-Uzo said they have reported the case to the security agency and the state government, but nothing is forthcoming. Enugu Government is once again silent about a prominent attack.

Isi Uzo is a Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria bordering Benue State and Ebonyi State. Its headquarters are in the town of Ikem.The other towns are: Eha Amufu (where the Federal College of Education is located), Neke, Mbu, and Umualor. Isi-Uzo is a constituent of Enugu East Senatorial Zone.

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Enugu to arm vigilantes against possible Fulani invasion

Enugu State Government has begaun acquisition and distribution of arms and ammunition to various registered vigilante groups across the state in its bid to contain possible resurgence of Fulani marauders in the state.

Jungle Journalist exclusively gathered from a top government official that leaders of the vigilante groups from the various towns and local governments in the state were invited t an emergency meeting with the governor last week on the matter.

He however said that the vigilante groups are working with the Nigerian Police.

Confirming the development, a vigilante leader in one of the border towns in Nkanu East Local Government Area in the state told our reporter that the development is true; “it’s true. We are going to meet with the governor. I was called on the phone and told that the governor is very sad about the brutal attacks on Ukpabi Nimbo. He won’t like a repeat of such an incident in his state. They said they are making arrangements to provide us with better weapons and support from the police to wade off any kind of criminal activity anywhere in Enugu State”, he said, imploring our reporter not to mention his identity.

He added; “we are happy because we have been helpless in the face of Fulanis. In our town alone, four persons have been killed this year. One was a pregnant woman and two were brothers, killed on different days by the dame Fulani murderers”.

He also warned some disgruntled elements of the community to desist from collecting bribes from Fulani alhajis and giving them a lee-way to enter the community and destroy crops, and kill with impunity.

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We don’t have land for grazing reserves in South-East says Ikpeazu *as Abia intensifies security at all borders

The Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has said that any plan to create a grazing reserves for the Fulani herdsmen will be frustrated in the southeast because there are no sufficient land space in the zone for it.

Governor Ikpeazu spoke this morning when he appeared on the Magic 102.9FM Aba flagship programme “People and Politics” stressed that there are enough land space in the north for grazing reserves

“We don’t need grazing reserves in the South-East, because we don’t have land space for it. There are enough land in the north, so let have grazing reserves there.”

It will be recalled that Abia State Government recently started recruitment of able bodied youths to provide security at all borders leading into the state. This is to forestall any possible attack of Abians by Fulani herdsmen. 

To this end, security agencies have been re-equipped, while men of the Abia State Vigilante Services (AVS) have commenced intensive training, for onward deployment to the communities to assist in community policing under the supervision of the Commissioner of Police.
 
All Traditional Rulers in the state have been directed to submit names of 10 able-bodied youths from their community to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th May 2016. These youths will be enlisted into the Abia State Vigilante Services (AVS) to further boost community policing in the state.

Law enforcement agencies have also been mandated to search and monitor all trucks and vehicles conveying livestocks, food items and persons into the state from any part of the country with a view to preventing inter-state movement of arms and terrorists. The law enforcement agencies will also search and monitor markets and settlements where  livestocks and dealers are located, to ensure security.

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Fulani herdsmen: UPP describes action as barbaric, wicked, outrageous, threat to national security

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has condemned the killing of innocent Nigerians across the country, particularly the recent massacre of the people of Ukpabi Nimbo community in Enugu State by Fulani herdsmen.

Describing the act as barbaric, wicked, outrageous and sadism of the worst order, UPP said it’s high time the unprovoked slaughter of innocent Nigerians by rampaging Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons is stopped. 

The party, in a press statement signed by Chief Ogbuehi Dike, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, urged security agents to fish out the perpetrators of the crime and bring them to book, and serve as a deterrent to others. 

UPP accused the security of handling herdsmen ‘attacks with kidss gloves which spurred the impunity with which they massacre fellow compatriots in the North, which has now been extended to the South’.

“This detestable onslaught by Fulani herdsmen is a threat to national security and unity. The Federal Government is obliged to protect lives and property of the citizenry as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which states that, “the security and welfare of the people is the primary purpose of government”.

UPP demands a stop to this madness and urges security agents to sit up and carry out their constitutional duties diligently without fear or favour.

“The Federal Government should take immediate action to rehabilitate and rebuild the communities destroyed by these heartless Fulani herdsmen and ensure there is no recurrence of this man’s inhumanity to man”, it stated.

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