Abuja – Former governor of the old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa has castigated President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the only reason why the country was facing renewed Fulani herdsmen attacks was because he was "weak and incompetent".
According to Naij, Musa claimed that the country never experienced such carnage "until this present government came to power".
"The killing by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen appears to be the only crime taking place in the country. It is not at all. These Fulani herdsmen are also stealing cows of others and the federal government is at moment powerless.
"My own cows have been stolen twice; last year and this year. It was never like this until this present government came to power. For people to be able to steal cows in the day time in Nigeria that shows the level of insecurity. It is terrible. The president and his government are weak," Musa was quoted as saying.
Buhari on Wednesday ordered the police and the military to "take all necessary action to stop the carnage", following the latest attacks by the Fulani herdsmen in the Enugu State.
Over 20 people were killed on Monday in the Ukpabi Nimbo community.
Reports indicated that over 100 armed cattle rearers stormed the community, killing indiscriminately and razing buildings in the process.
Prior to the attack, the herdsmen had been recruiting gunmen from Nasarawa in preparation for the deadly ambush.
Many of the villagers escaped to the nearby Uzo-Uwani area, where many of the natives in the community are fearing for their safety in light of more attacks.
The villagers said they were abandoned even after they alerted security agencies to the plan to attack them.
But Buhari said stopping the violence was now a priority for his administration.
"President Buhari unreservedly condemns the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation… The Inspector-General of Police and heads of the nation’s other security agencies are already taking urgent steps to fully investigate the attacks, apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice," read part of the statement.
Buhari has been accused of not responding firmly to the attacks that have spread to other states, and has been widely criticised for his silence.
- News24 Nigeria