FULANI FIASCO: Okorocha Urges Buhari To Intervene Urgently
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has appealed to Buhari to urgently intervene in threpeated killings in the South-East by herdsmen, describing the recent killings in Enugu State as very unfortunate and barbaric.
Okorocha stated this on Wednesday while addressing traditional rulers in the state in Owerri, the state capital.
He called on the monarchs to take absolute control of security in their various communities, asking them to promote peaceful co-existence between their people and people from other areas.
The governor appealed for calm on the part of both Enugu people in particular and the South-East in general, expressing optimism that Buhari would address the unfortunate development.
Okorocha sympathised with the families of those who lost their beloved ones and appealed for peace in the region, promising that the government within the zone was on top of the matter.
He added, “This is an important meeting. I want to kindly request all of you to take responsibility for security in your domains to ensure peaceful co-existence between the Igbo and other Nigerians living in their areas.
“The killing in Enugu State was inhuman and those behind the killings should be made to face the law.”
In a related development, there was tension in Enugu on Wednesday following reports that Fulani herdsmen attempted to attack Umuchigbo, a community in the Nike area of the state capital.
Although details of the attempted attack are still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, it was learnt that news of the alleged incident caused a scare among residents in the Nike area.
It was learnt that schools were shut hurriedly, before closing time, when reports of the alleged attempted attack spread.
The police had not confirmed the alleged attempted attack as of the time of filing this report.
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