Senators disagree on nationality of killer herdsmen
Written by Morenike Adebayo on April 29, 2016
Nigerian Senators on Thursday argued about the nationality of menacing herdsmen allegedly killing in many states, with many lawmakers dismissing claims that they are from neighbouring countries and are not Nigerians. The senators were considering a motion on the recent attack on a community in Enugu where dozens were killed.
Speaking, Isa Misau (APC-Bauchi State) said the rampaging herdsmen were not Fulani as they came from neighbouring countries to attack soft targets. But the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, said he could not believe the herdsmen were from Mali. The Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye, called for a restructuring of the country’s federalism to allow decentralised police system while some others called for creation of ranches, empowerment of local vigilante as a way of tackling the violence.