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Nnamani decries alleged herdsmen’s killings in Enugu, seeks collaborative efforts

By Taiwo Amodu, Abuja on 26/08/2019

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•Senator Chimaroke Nnamani
•Senator Chimaroke Nnamani

Former Governor of Enugu State and Senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Chimaroke Nnamani, has decried the recent spate of killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the South-East states.

Recall that a Reverend Father, Paul Offu and a pregnant Regina Mba lost their lives in the last few days to suspected Fulani hoodlums.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation & Integration in Africa/ NEPAD, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja, he described the killings as barbarous and horrendous while he commiserated with the families of the victims.

Speaking specifically on his home state, Senator Nnamani called for collaborative efforts to ensure the success of the proactive measures taken by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as he “urge all those who have ideas to lend their voice towards finding a lasting solution to the menace.”

The statement read in part: “The recent spate of the killings in Igboland, the latest being in my own constituency of Enugu East Senatorial District where Rev. Fr. Paul Offu and pregnant Regina Mba were gruesomely murdered by hoodlums alleged to be Fulani herdsmen is barbarous and horrendous. I condemn in totality the odious and dastardly acts and extend my heartfelt commiseration to the families of the victims.

“I have taken note of the actions of the governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and these actions are highly commendable – actions such as the convening of emergency security meetings.

“Consultations with traditional rulers, president generals of autonomous communities and other relevant groups and stakeholders; repeated personal visits to the affected areas including the victims; clearing of forests and bushes that serve as criminal hideouts; reorganization and equipping of neighbourhood watch groups.

“Recruitment of 1,700 forest guards is in line with the resolution of the South-East Governors Forum, and the directive for council chairmen to mount vigilante security checkpoints among others. If given time, these actions will completely stem these atrocities. (Nigerian Tribune)


Source News Express

Posted 26/08/2019 05:19:54 AM





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