ACF condemns Enugu attack by suspected herdsmen, applauds PMB for directive


By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has condemned in strong terms the recent attack by suspected herdsmen on the Ukpabi Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State describing it as barbaric and mos unfortunate.
In a statement signed by ACF National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, the forum commends the prompt action taken by President Muhammadu Buhari by directing the Chief of Defence Staff and the Inspector General of Police to not only secure the affected communities under attacks by the suspected herdsmen, but to also ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly acts were fished out and brought to justice.
“ACF extends its condolences to the government and people of Enugu State over this unfortunate ugly incidence particularly the people of Ukpabi Nimbo community.
“Nigeria cannot afford to graduate from Boko Haram insurgency to an unwarranted attack by unknown gunmen alleged to be Fulani herdsmen.
“The traditional Fulani nomads have coexited peacefully with their host communities and have been grazing their cattle for decades all over Nigeria without any such attacks.
“ACF is therefore disturbed and seriously concern with this recent development. It therefore calls upon the security agencies to do a thorough investigation into the identities of the suspected gunmen in order to stop this dangerous generalization of labelling certain tribe or people of certain faith responsible for these attacks.
“This will cause mistrust and likely incite people of diffrrent tribes and faith who have lived together peacefully for decades to suddendly become enemies of each other. Criminals hiding under whatever guise and commiting heinous crimes against innocent people and the state should be treated as such and in accordance with the law,” the statement noted.


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