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South-East Senators Warn In A Statement: Fulani Herdsmen Attacks Could Divide Nigeria

Senator-Enyinnaya-Abaribe
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Senators from the South-East region of the country have warned that the unity of Nigeria may be under imminent threat if President Buhari fails to urgently address the Nimbo massacre in Enugu perpetrated by Fulani militias.

In a statement released by the Senators from the South-East region of the country and made public by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Igbo senators under the umbrella of the South-East Senate Caucus, have warned that the unity of Nigeria may be under imminent threat if the President Buhari-led Federal Government failed to urgently address the Nimbo massacre in Enugu perpetrated by Fulani militias.
At the end of their emergency meeting which was held in Abuja, the senators while vehemently condemned the attack which left over 50 persons dead and scores displaced, they called for a summit of governors of the South-East and South-South states on the issue.
The caucus  advised that the meeting should be made mandatory for governors, members of the National and state Houses of Assembly, socio-cultural associations, traditional rulers and major stakeholders.
The lawmakers said the emergency summit will look into and evaluate the very dangerous situation and seek a coordinated response that will ensure the security of lives and property of their people.
They said, “We can no longer sit and watch while our people are daily slaughtered like fowls without even attracting the cursory routine condemnation by the Presidency.

“We are even more appalled that despite the alarm raised by the Ukpabi Nimbo community of an imminent attack by the Fulani herdsmen and the associated vague assurances by the chairman of Fulani community in Enugu that such attack would not happen, yet the security agencies failed to prevent the attack that happened two days after the alarm.

“It is disheartening what is happening, and somebody has to take responsibility. That somebody has to be the institution of the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the statement read.

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