The Fulani Herdsmen, who first clashed with the people of Benue, have now taken their killings further to the eastern part of Nigeria. Ukpabi, Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Nkpologu, Nsukka and other small Commnuities in Enugu Are On Fire due to the severe blood bath caused by this cattle grazers all in the name of reclaiming territories for their animals.
The President may be silent about outrageous killings but concerned Nigerians are not. Popular OAP and media personality, Freeze, decries the recent killings in Enugu, where scores of people have lost their lives and others, properties. He shares his grief on his Instagram page on Tuesday, April 26, stating that the herdsmen are not only out to get the ‘Igbo’ people but to fight Nigeria as a whole.
“I hereby offer my deepest condolence to my brothers and sisters, the Igbo people. The slaughter in Enugu was heinous to say the least, and to imagine that such an act could occur in 2016 is sickening. However, the Fulani herds men are not after the Igbo people, like some are trying to insinuate, by whipping up sentiment to incite and instigate people.”
“They are against anyone who doesn’t rear cows. They are a menace and should be stopped by all means necessary, including a ‘shoot at sight’ military order if the situation requires. Nonetheless, we should take into cognizance that not every Hausa or Fulani man is our enemy, and even they are at the mercy of these cattle herdsmen.”
“On Sunday March 16, 2014, marauders believed to be Fulani herdsmen attacked several communities under Maroa Chiefdom in Southern Kaduna killing over 200 persons mostly women and children, burning many houses, farms and food barns.”
“The report by Adeyiga Adebayo sheds light on two potent issue, one being that the herdsmen are not against Igbo people as many are claiming and the other is that the menace is not new as President Goodluck Jonathan was ‘clueless’ when it came to this same matter, evidence of which can be found in the premium times in an article by Professor Iyorwuese Hagar.”
“Let us keep it in perspective, that a Yoruba elder statesman Chief OLU Falae was allegedly kidnapped by these same herdsmen. So the war is not against the igbos it’s against Nigeria as a whole. This is the opportunity some people have been waiting for to divide Nigeria, and with sentimental manipulation through propaganda, they are slowly but surely getting there. However, if our search is for a solution instead of whom to blame, then we MUST stand together as a country to fight this menace!”