Gov Umahi Condemns the Madness of Herdsmen Killings in South-East

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Gov Umahi Condemns the Madness of Herdsmen Killings in South-East
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has condemned the increased spate of killings by herdsmen in the South-East region describing it as “madness of herdsmen killings” while stressing that it must cease immediately and herdsmen must abide by the culture of their host communities in the region.

The governor who doubles as the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, added that killer herdsmen must desist from the unprovoked killing of South-Easterners.

Umahi disclosed this while addressing a humongous crowd of the Christian faithful, stakeholders and political stalwarts of the state during the finale of the seven days praying and fasting convened by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ebonyi State chapter, at the ecumenical centre Abakaliki.

The crusade was organised to seek God’s face on the rising scale of insecurity in Nigeria, Ebonyi State in particular, where various forms of attacks have been prevalent such as razing police stations and killing of officers by unidentified gunmen.

Umahi stressed that on no account should herders attempt to kill people in the South-East zone, especially in Ebonyi, where some communities were recently attacked by herders killing 15 people.

The governor said, “Those people you think are your friends will become your enemies. No place will be safe. We are at war with ourselves. No herdsmen in the South East will make any attempt to kill anybody again.

“Nobody. Every herder coming to the South-East must conform to the culture of the people. Our people everywhere in South-South, South-West and the north must conform to the culture of the people.

“Some herdsmen threatened that they would come and do this and do that; I said the last killing is the one that happened in the past. No time again will Ebonyi man or woman be killed. Never again. People have the effrontery to say herders are coming to kill people. Let them try it again. That rubbish must stop.

“This madness in this country must stop. I see videos of Boko Haram ravaging places in the north unchecked. Where is our air fighting powers? We must not be ashamed to borrow fighter jets from other African countries. No nation will allow this kind of thing to be happening.”

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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