S-East APC demands end to killings by Fulani herdsmen

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Chief Osita Okechukwu
Chief Osita Okechukwu

The South-East leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has demanded an end to the wanton killings of innocent Nigerians and destruction of villages and farmlands by so called Fulani Herdsmen as well as reprisals attacks.

In a statement on Wednesday, in Abuja, and signed by spokesman of the South East caucus of the part, Osita Okechukwu, the APC said the killings first in Agatu and recently in Enugu must stop forthwith.

Okechukwu said: “It is painful that while the Federal Government of Nigeria is doing everything possible to contain the Boko Haram insurgency; another virus in the name of Herdsmen is dislocating the security architecture of our dear country. Yesterday it was Agatu in Benue State; today it is Ukpabio Nimbo in Enugu State. It must stop.

“May we use this opportunity to deeply commiserate with the families of the bereaved; in particular the people and government of Benue and Enugu States. God in his infinite mercy will surely heal the wounds.

“In sum, we appeal for calm and urge all to take solace on the truism that the Federal Government of Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari is quietly working round the clock to stop the bloodletting, fish out the culprits and the masterminds who equip the Herdsmen with sophisticated weapons.” (Vanguard)

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