President Muhammadu Buhari has been charged to declare trigger-happy herdsmen rampaging and killing innocent Nigerians a terrorist group forthwith.
This is because the herders’ activities are becoming too dangerous and unbearable to the people of this nation. In a statement in Lagos yesterday, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos Central Senatorial candidate in the just concluded elections, said the federal government should do the needful and declare total and decisive action against them before they kill everyone.
According to Onitiri, herders are now more daring and dangerous than the most dreaded Boko Haram ravaging the North-East because they are now found all over the country attacking anybody in sight. “According to newspaper reports, the Herdsmen, some of them suspected Fulani, killed an Airforce officer, driver in Edo State, police nabbed four herdsmen for kidnapping a Catholic priest in Enugu, suspected Fulani herdsmen beat a lady to death recently.
In 2016, suspected herdsmen attacked Agatu community in Benue State and killed 16 persons. At another time also in Benue, over hundred people were murdered in cold blood which attracted world attention. This is unacceptable to all Nigerians.