President Muhammadu Buhari has been aurged to immediately put in place, measures to address attacks by herdsmen in Nigeria, especially in Igboland.
An Imo State group under the aegis of Indigenous Imo Town Unions, made the call, while threatening that they would be forced to reactivate traditional self-defence approach to prevent destruction by invaders.
Miyetti Allah in a quote trending on social media recently at a meeting in Abuja, says that since the South East states governors have refused to allocate grazing land for herdsmen in the area, they would take the lands by force using killer herdsmen.
Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, South East zone chairman of Miyetti Allah, had refused the claim, describing it as a false news.
However, in a communiqué after their meeting in Owerri, the leaders of the Imo group, on Tuesday, had called upon the Buhari government to live up to its responsibilities.
The communiqué signed by its National President Emeka Diwe read in part: “One of the primary roles and obligations a reasonable and caring government owes its people is protection of lives and property. It follows that where the government fails in this important duty, the citizens will be left with no other option but to reactivate traditional self-defence approach to avoid being destroyed or exterminated by the invaders/attackers.”