The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has stated that the “insanity of herdsmen killings” within the South-East area should cease and herdsmen should conform to the tradition of the folks within the area.
Umahi, who can be the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Discussion board, stated herdsmen should cease any additional killings of the harmless folks of the zone.
He made this identified on the weekend whereas addressing a mammoth crowd of believers, stakeholders and political leaders of the state through the floor finale of the seven days praying and fasting organised by the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, Ebonyi State chapter, which came about on the ecumenical centre Abakaliki.
The seven days of praying and fasting, organised by CAN, was organised to hunt Gods intervention on the rising insecurity in Nigeria, significantly Ebonyi state, the place numerous police stations razed, officers killed by unknown gunmen.
Umahi additional warned that under no circumstances ought to herders try and kill folks within the South-East zone, particularly in Ebonyi, the place some communities had been lately attacked by herders killing 15 folks.
The governor stated, “These folks you assume are your pals will develop into your enemies. No place will likely be secure. We’re at conflict with ourselves. No herdsmen within the South East will make any try and kill anyone once more.
“No person. Each herder coming to the South-East should conform to the tradition of the folks. Our folks all over the place in South-South, South-West and within the north should conform to the tradition of the folks.
“Some herdsmen threatened that they might come and do that and do this; I stated the final killing is the one which occurred up to now. No time once more will Ebonyi man or lady be killed. By no means once more. Folks have the effrontery to say herders are coming to kill folks. Allow them to attempt it once more. That garbage should cease.
“This insanity on this nation should cease. I see movies of Boko Haram ravaging locations within the north unchecked. The place is our air preventing powers? We should not be ashamed to borrow fighter jets from different African nations. No nation will permit this sort of factor to be taking place.”
Earlier in a comment, the Chairman of CAN Ebonyi State chapter, Rev. Fr. Abraham Nwali, charged the state’s residents to provide means for peace to reign within the state and shun all types of violence within the state.
He warned people who find themselves within the behavior of sponsoring youths to enter conflict, to desist or face God’s wrath.
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