Sunday 20th August, 2017
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Disarm herdsmen now, APC chieftain tasks security operatives

Disarm herdsmen now, APC chieftain tasks security operatives

Worried by the spate of unprovoked attacks on South­ern communities by Fulani herdsmen, a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Abia State, Prince Benjamin Apu­go, has tasked security op­eratives to disarm all nomads with arms.
Apugo who made the call in his Umuahia country home while fielding ques­tions from newsmen after receiving the new leadership of Ibeku Egwuasaa Develop­ment Association (IEDA), said the impunity of herds­men could no longer be ex­cused and challenged secu­rity operatives to rise to their constitutional responsibility.
He argued that since ac­cording to Northern Gover­nors’ Forum, the rampaging herdsmen are from foreign countries, security agents should no longer watch them wreak havoc on innocent Ni­gerians and go unpunished.
The APC chieftain said there should be the proper screening of all herdsmen with a view to identifying and bringing to book those with arms who he accused of perpetuating violence against innocent Nigerians.

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