Abia - Due to the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the country, Hausas and Igbos in Abia State have signed an agreement.
The agreement is meant to prevent Fulani herdsmen attack and foster inter-ethnic relationship.
Daily Post reports that due to the activities of Fulani herdsmen that has claimed lives and destruction of properties, leaders of Hausa/Fulani herdsmen in Abia met with community leaders to reach an agreement.
The accord was initiated by the state government, the police and leaders of various communities in Abia, and was signed at a Town Hall meeting organised by the state committee on herdsmen and farmers conflict resolution at the Police Officer’s Mess in Umuahia.
Adeleye Oyebade who is the state commissioner for police and chairman of the committee said the meeting was necessary because “the unity of this country is paramount and not negotiable.”
He explained that the government organised the committee to prevent the sort of clashes that were happening in neighbouring states and foster a better relationship between the Hausa/Fulani and Igbo communities.
The Civil Liberties Organization, (CLO) has alleged that President Muhammad Buhari’s inaction on the recent herdsmen killings in Enugu State suggests that he is behind the dastardly acts according to News24.
CLO said had a similar crisis befallen another country in Africa, Europe and other parts of the world, Buhari would have been the first to condemn the killings while he turns a blind eye on the endless killings of his fellow country men and women.
CLO, also vowed to follow, inch-by-inch, the arrest last Monday, of one herdsman, Ibrahim Adamumale, 20, nabbed in Affa, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State for allegedly being in possession of a sophisticated gun, an AK-47 rifle with 24 rounds of live ammunition.
- News 24