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Fulani Herdsmen Northern group condemns attack on community in Enugu

Buhari has however ordered the Inspector-General of police (IGP), Solomon Arase and security agencies to stop the killings by suspected herdsmen across the country.

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Governor IfeanyiUgwuanyi of Enugu state. play

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi weeps as he paid a condolence visit the Enugu village attacked by Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday, April 26.

(Daily Post)

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has condemned the recent attack carried out by Fulani herdsmen, on Monday, April 25, 2016, in Uzo- Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu state.

According to ACF National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, 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.

“ACF is therefore disturbed and seriously concerned with this recent development.”

The Northern group also said “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.”

Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of aiding and abetting attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the country.

Buhari has however ordered the Inspector-General of police (IGP), Solomon Arase and security agencies to stop the killings by suspected herdsmen across the country.

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