The United Progressive Party (UPP) has strongly condemns the Fulani herdsmen killing of innocent Nigerians across the country, particularly the recent massacre of over 20 people at Ukpabi Nimbo community in Enugu state, describing it as barbaric, wicked, outrageous and sadism of the worst order.
A statement aigned yesterday in Abuja, national secretary of UPP, Chief Ogbuehi Dike, said it is time to stop “this unprovoked slaughter of innocent Nigerians by rampaging Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons. Enough is enough.
“We urge security agents to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime and their sponsors with a view to bringing them to book to serve as a deterrent to others. For long, security agent have handled Fulani herdsmen attacks with a kid’s glove which spurred the impunity with which they massacre fellow compatriots in the North, which has now been extended to the South.
“This detestable onslaught by Fulani herdsmen is a threat to national security and unity. The Federal Government is obliged to protect lives and property of the citizenry as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which states that, “the security and welfare of the people is the primary purpose of government.
“UPP demands a stop to this madness and urges security agents to sit up and carry out their constitutional duties diligently without fear or favour.
“The Federal Government should take immediate action to rehabilitate and rebuild the communities destroyed by these heartless Fulani herdsmen and ensure there is no recurrence of this man’s inhumanity to man.”