Ex-Governors, Elder stateman, Others Want Killer Herdsmen Declared ‘Terrorists’

Written by on January 12, 2018

Delegates to a rare conference of South-east, South-west, South-south and North-central political leaders have demanded that the Federal Government declare the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders group, and Fulani herdsmen as terrorist groups.The groups are accused of killing over 70 people in Benue State in the last two weeks.

The “Handshake Across the Niger” conference, held in Enugu on Thursday, was attended by former governors Cornelius Adebayo, Olusegun Mimiko; former Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, and former minister, Femi Fani- Kayode among others.

The president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, in his address at the conference, said the activities of the herdsmen have become a threat to the unity of the country. The delegates also said “a minority” part of Nigeria, namely, the North West and North East, cannot hold the other regions with over 99 million population to ransom by refusing to agree on restructuring.

The delegates warned that if the country is not restructured before the 2019 general elections, it may be heading towards disintegration.

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