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Fulani Herdsmen Attacks ‘Nigeria can’t afford another insurgency,’ ACF says

The ACF also said that Nigeria cannot afford to have another insurgency like that unleashed by the Boko Haram sect.

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(ThisDay Newspaper)

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has condemned the recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Enugu State.

The ACF also said that Nigeria cannot afford to have another insurgency like that unleashed by the Boko Haram sect.

This was contained in a statement released by the group’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

It reads:

Nigeria cannot afford to graduate from Boko Haram insurgency to an unwarranted attack by unknown gunmen alleged to be Fulani herdsmen. The traditional Fulani nomads have coexisted peacefully with their host communities and have been grazing their cattle for decades all over Nigeria without any such attacks.

It therefore calls upon the security agencies to do a thorough investigation into the identities of the suspected gunmen in order to stop this dangerous generalization of labelling certain tribe or people of certain faith as responsible for these attacks.

This will cause mistrust and likely incite people of different tribes and faith who have lived together peacefully for decades. Criminals hiding under whatever guise and committing heinous crimes against innocent people and the state should be treated as such and in accordance with the law.

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