Friday, 2 September 2016

HERDSMEN ATTACK: Attacking the Fulani Herdsmen because of Enugu Killing will cost Dangers to Igbo Living in the North - NANS

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Enugu State Chapter has attacked those inciting the students and youths of Enugu State to retaliate the attack on the Fulani Herdsmen over the recent death and destruction in the State, saying that it is counter – Productive and Might lead to lots of many lives of youth and students in the State, he said that such revenge mission would do the Igbo more harm than good.
According to Vanguard News, there have been public outcries especially on social media, saying the youths should take action, retaliate the attack on Ndiagu Attakwu Community by suspected Herdsmen, which left two dead and three persons injured.
Reacting to the development, the student union in a statement jointly signed by the State Chairman of NANS, Comrade Chidi Ilogebe and its South-East and South-South PRO, Comrade Victor Ezenagu, described such comments as “careless, inciting and inimical to calculate effort being made by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to decisively resolve the issues with the oath of office he swore to uphold.”
According to Vanguard News, they said, that unlike Ekiti State, the population of Igbo living in the Northern part of Nigeria is enormous, allying fears that any unlawful action against the herdsmen in retaliation may likely put the Igbo in the north in danger.
The added, on the call by some Igbo groups for the Gov. of the state to emulate Gov. Ayo Fayose’s actions against the herdsmen, the students said that no true Igbo leader would support any act that could lead to bloodshed or work against the peace and unity of Nigeria.
They also stated that Gov. Ugwuanyi is a responsible leader who believes in due process and constitutional way of addressing issues of this nature and should not be pushed to instigate the people of the state to take laws into their hands, as that is certainly not the best option under a democratic setting.
The students also advised the governor of the state, to call a Town Hall meeting with relevant stakeholders to sensitize the people and chart a new course for the safety of lives and property in the state.

They also called on president Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies to step up their actions to put an end to the Fulani herdsmen crisis in for the overall interest of the country.