- Claims that the insecurity in the southeast is targetted at herders in the region have been classified as misinformation
- The situation of issues in the region was made public by the southeast zonal chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association
- Gidado Siddiki also called on the state and the federal government to do all it takes to curb the insecurity in both the region and the country as a whole
The leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has debunked the claim that the insecurity ravaging the southeast region is targeted at herders.
Daily Trust reports that the southeast zonal chairman of MACBAN, Gidado Siddiki stated this while reacting to the burning of a truck-load of cattle along Uga-Ezinifite-Igboukwu Road in Anambra on Sunday, May 8.
Speaking on the incident, Siddiki confirmed a growing hostility between herders and residents of the area.
He, however, noted that while the burning of the tuck is condemnable, the perpetrators of such action must be brought to justice.
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Federal and state governments to act fast
Siddiki also urged the Nigerian government and other relevant agencies to ensure that the situation and other insecurity challenges across the country are brought under control.
“It is evident that while our herders have suffered victims of the dastardly operations by the hoodlums, other Nigerians, including indigenes have also fallen victims. Government and private valuables have been lost to these gangs.
“It is, therefore, a burden on society which everyone and the government are called upon to contribute to its reduction and eventual eradication."
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Family members of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had accused southeast governors of sabotage.
Kanu's younger brother, Emmanuel said the IPOB leader had made an eight-point demand from the federal government when he (Kanu) met with the southeast governors shortly before the raid at the late father's palace.
Speaking on behalf of the Kanu family, Emmanuel sought explanations from the southeast governors over their failure to convey Kanu's demands to the FG as agreed by the parties involved.
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Soludo said the trial of the IPOB leader should be sped up so that he either gets convicted of freed by the court.
The Anambra state governor also spoke on establishing a truth and reconciliation panel to address the agitation in the southeast region.