– Nigerian President condemned Fulani herdsmen attacks
– The minister stressed that the government is committed to ending the recent insurgencies in communities under the attacks of herdsmen in order to foster national security.
Nigerian President condemned Fulani herdsmen attacks.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in an address delivered by the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed condemned Fulani herdsmen attacks and sympathized with their victims.
It would be recalled that last year the said Fulani herdsmen were alleged to have kidnapped an Afenifere leader, Olu Falae in Ondo, a State in the Western Nigeria.
While speaking at a book launching ceremony of the Deputy Senate President of Nigeria Ike Ekweremadu, Lai Mohammed said:
“Before making my remarks about the book, let me use this platform to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the attack perpetrated on the Ukpabu Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani area of Enugu state on Monday. I deeply sympathized with all those who lost dear ones, as well as those who lost their properties, in the attack.”
He further said the President Buhari had ordered military chiefs to secure all the communities under the attacks of herdsmen.
“I have directed the Chief of Defense Staff and the Inspector-General of Police to secure all communities under attacks by herdsmen, and to go after all the groups terrorizing innocent people all over the country. This government will not allow these attacks to continue.”
The minister stressed that the government is committed to ending the recent insurgencies in communities under the attacks of herdsmen in order to foster national security.
“Ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons is now a priority on the Buhari Administration’s agenda for enhanced national security and the Armed Forces and Police have clear instructions to take all necessary action to stop the carnage.”
Garba Shehu, the presidential media aide reiterated that Buhari is set to meet with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi later today to receive further briefing on the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and discuss additional measures to forestall similar attacks and restore public confidence.
The president urges all Nigerians to remain calm and assured of his administration’s commitment to deploy all needed personnel and resources to overcome this new menace to political stability of the country.
Nigerians have in the past and recently reprimanded President Muhammadu Buhari for his silence over the perpetual massacre perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen across the country.
You would recall that Femi Fani Kayode questioned the stance of the president on his protective attitude towards the Fulani people as he is a meant to be a patriot to Nigeria and not being defensive to those he tagged his people.
The state read according to Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, Fulani herdsmen have killed more Nigerians than the Boko Haram insurgents in 2016.