Thursday, 28 April 2016

S/E Senators Say Buhari Don’t Care About Herdsmen Killing Of Ndigbo

Members of the South East caucus of the Nigerian Senate have called for an emergency summit of South-East and South-South political and traditional leaders as a platform to proffer coordinated response to the menace of marauding herdsmen.

They also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of negligence and refusal to give even a “cursory routine condemnation” after attacks allegedly by Fulani herdsmen.
This was contained in a statement, Thursday, signed by Eyinnaya Abaribe, a Senator representing Abia State.
The call for summit came in the wake of a deadly attack on Monday on Nimbo, a community in Enugu State, blamed on herdsmen.
Mr. Buhari on Wednesday condemned the attack, and asked security agencies to respond to the spreading menace. The president has been widely criticised for not responding quickly to previous attacks.
Rising from its meeting in Abuja, the South East Senators warned of imminent danger and possible attack on the unity of Nigeria should the Federal Government fail to “urgently address the Enugu massacres by the marauding Fulani herdsmen”.
According to their statement, the Senators not only condemned the attack, “which left over 50 persons dead and scores driven out of their homes”, they also called for a “summit of South East and South South State Governors, members of National and State Houses of Assembly, Socio-Cultural associations, traditional rulers and major stakeholders immediately”.
The emergency summit, according to the lawmakers, is to review and evaluate what they described as a “very scary situation” and proffer a coordinated response that would ensure the security of lives and properties of their people.