- Southern and Middle Belt leaders are backing Kano state governor's call to stop herdsmen from moving freely
- The forum called on President Buhari to end the protocol that allows herdsmen to freely move into the nation from other countries
- In order to end insecurity, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had called for the ban of herdsmen’s movement
Following Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's demand to ban movement of herdsmen, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has thrown their weight behind the northern leader.
In a report by Leadership, the forum is calling on Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the Kano state governor and end the protocol that allows herdsmen to freely move into the nation from other countries in order to protect all Nigerians.
This was disclosed in a joint statement signed by Yinka Odumakin, southwest, Chief Guy Ikokwu, southeast, Senator Bassey Henshaw south-south, and Dr. Isuwa Dogo Middle Belt.
The group noted that Ganduje who is of the same ethnicity as the herdsmen is speaking the truth, adding that his appeal is a sensible demand that the forum aligns with.
The group reiterating what Ganduje suggested noted that migrating herdsmen are always moving with dangerous weapons and causing conflicts in most places.
While expressing concern that the police have been troubling those who own licensed guns, SMBLF added that herdsmen roam free carrying illegal sophisticated weapons like AK 47.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the national leadership of the Tiv Youth Organisation (TYO) on Saturday, March 7, declared war on herdsmen following the repeated attacks and killing of innocent residents of Benue state.
The group who is worried by the increased attacks gave the herdsmen a 48-hour ultimatum to vacate the area and face elimination upon the expiration of their demand.
Timothy Hembaor, the national president-elect of the organization in a statement urged Benue youths of Tiv extraction to resort to self-defence to checkmate rising cases of attacks and killings.
In other news, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked herdsmen who sneaked into Bomadi council area of Delta state, to leave the area in peace following the incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen in Nigeria.
CAN said that the riverine communities did not want their trouble. The chairman of CAN, Bomadi chapter, Snr Apostle Sunday Ekeremor, stated this when the local monitoring team on compliance of partial lifting of church services ran on them in the course of duty on Monday, May 11.
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