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Buhari as a Fulani man needs to caution his people – Biafra

26 April 2016, 14:32

Enugu - Tribal tensions are brewing following a deadly spate of violence blamed on the Fulani herdsmen.

Amid the deaths of hundreds of people over land clashes between villagers and the cattle rearers, youths from Biafra, have threatened to take the law into their own hands and avenge the deaths of their kinsmen.

The latest violence saw the killing of over 20 villagers in Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, southeast of the country. A church was razed down.

This comes after concern state security forces were turning a blind eye on the killings committed by the Fulani, a tribe President Muhammadu Buhari belongs to.

Also read: Fulani herdsmen kill 20 in Enugu community

“The Nigeria President as a Fulani man, needs to caution his people, these attacks on armless villagers is getting out of hand,” warned leader of Biafra Nations Youth League, Chimezie Obuka.

He also called on Biafra youths to stand up in defence of their fatherland.

Biafra is a former secessionist state that was incepted into Nigeria in 1970 after a war that claimed over 3 million lives.

Violence has been commonplace in recent months as organisations demand the independence of the region from Nigeria.

The latest attacks by the herdsmen has fuelled the tensions.

“The invaders have pushed us to the wall, but defence we shall, and fight we will be when forced to,” said Obuka.

According to Global Terror Watch Index (GTWI), in 2014 alone, the herdsmen killed at least 1 229 unarmed citizens.

Between January 2015 and April 2016 they have reportedly killed over 1 500 civilians.

- CAJ News


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